Critics Call Tom Brady’s ‘TB12 Method’ Book Pseudoscientific at Best
How to make your way through Patriots' QB's diet that works only for him.
Tom Brady’s TB12 Method, the book he wrote promoting his ultra-healthy lifestyle and diet, is No. 2 on Amazon’s bestseller list at the moment—second only to Hillary Clinton’s What Happened—so people are clearly curious about what it might have to offer them. Is it a miracle weight-loss pill? Can it help you marry a Gisele Bündchen? Or is it just a jumble of pseudoscience ending in a five-championship-winning smile?
According to SB Nation, it’s more the latter than the former. But as writer Matt Ufford puts it: “If you condensed the basics of the TB12 Method into a single paragraph, you’d find a healthy lifestyle that any doctor would endorse: exercise paired with stretching and deep-tissue massage; a healthy diet devoid of refined sugar, alcohol, and caffeine; ample hydration; lots of sleep.”
That said, the book is replete with Brady-endorsed or -branded health product advertisements and merchandise—including, get this, TB-branded pajamas.
It’s also full of pseudoscientific throwaways like this line:
“When I was growing up, and outside in the sun, I got sunburned a lot … These days, even if I get an adequate amount of sun, I won’t get a sunburn, which I credit to the amount of water I drink ….”
That’s right, Tom Brady says if you drink a lot of water, you won’t get a sunburn.
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