Alex (Alejandro) Guerrero is an alternative medicine and acid-alkaline balance practitioner. He works with professional football players including all-star quarterback Tom Brady, with whom he owns TB12 Method lifestyle business. Brady played for the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2019, and then signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2020. Guerrero went with him to Florida. In 2021, the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV 31-9, the seventh win for Brady. He is the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, and he credits Guerrero for his continued success.
Guerrero was born in California to parents who had immigrated to the U.S. from Argentina. He holds a master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Samra University in Los Angeles. He has been discredited for his degree because the institution closed in 2010 after the state of California dissolved the Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational board in 2007—the board accredited the school. Guerrero connects his religious faith with Chinese medicine, which nourishes the spiritual, the emotional, and the physical.
Guerrero believes that traditional Western medicine too often ignores the mind-body connection that is central to Eastern practice. He has clarified by saying, “Western medicine is the best acute care medicine there is. Holistic medicine is the best chronic care medicine there is,” he says. “And that’s what I think is wrong with our system. The medical system is so specialized now that they’ve lost the ability to tune into anything else.” Buccaneer tight end Rob Gronkowski interrupted a postgame press conference when he spotted Guerrero. He said, “Alex, thank you for everything.” Thank you for keeping me pliable, Alex. Coming in, out of retirement from 31 years old, playing a whole season, all 20 games, blocking people. Three-hundred-pounder I’m blocking, running routes vs. little guys, thank you Alex.”
In the past, Guerrero promoted his methods and supplement on infomercials on Spike TV and Women’s Entertainment. He and six other people were sanctioned by the U. S. Federal Trade Commission for false claims. Guerrero said there is more to the story than had been reported to the news.
He and Brady’s business is a system that combines nutrition, hydration, brain training, and a special massage that produces pliability. He is criticized by sports therapists and others, but many credit him for their healing.
Guerrero is considered one of Tom Brady’s dearest friends and Brady credits him for the longevity of his career in football. Brady wrote on Instagram after winning his sixth Super Bowl, “I couldn’t do it without you,” and on Instagram, “Love my Mormons.” Brady wrote The TB12 Method in 2017. Brady has been known to say “the body is a temple,” which Latter-day Saints will easily recognize as their own belief.
Guerrero is a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife, Alicia, are the parents of four grown children.
- “Every day, since I graduated from college, I have always prayed that the healing power of the atonement will come through my hands,” he said. “And it’s interesting, because over the course of the years, people have always said that to me. ‘Your hands are magical’. Or ‘There’s something powerful in your hands.’
- “When I graduated from school, I thought, I’m always going to incorporate my hands into what I do.”