By Dr. Barry Sears:
Dr. Sears wrote the first part of this story in September 2012.
Coming back from my recent trip to Argentina, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the head of Zone Diet Argentina (Dr. Alberto Mazzucchelli) was not only a top sports’ medicine physician but also a top soccer coach in Argentina. One of his patients is Ariel Garce, a national team player. Not only did Dr. Mazzucchelli repair Ariel’s damaged knee, but he also revitalized Ariel’s career once Ariel started following the Zone Diet.
Prior to my trip, I found out that another Argentina national team player (Carlos Tevez) was undergoing a similar dietary transformation under the guidance of Dr. Aronne Romano in Italy. Carlos had been playing with Manchester United and then sold to Manchester City. His new coach (Roberto Mancini) is a long-time Zone advocate. As soon as the season ended, he sent Carlos to work with Aronne to integrate the Zone Diet into his training. When Carlos returned to Manchester City this season, he had lost 15 pounds and began playing the best soccer of his life. I predict within the next few months, more of the Argentinean national team players will be picking up on the Zone Diet to prepare for the 2014 World Cup.
It doesn’t take too many players on the Zone Diet to turn a national team around. It happened in 2006 when three of the oldest players (Marco Materazzi, Alex Del Piero, and Fabio Cannavaro) on the Italian national team adopted the Zone Diet and led their team to winning the World Cup that year. Maybe history will repeat itself in 2014 for Argentina.
What if you were the New York Yankees and had a chance to bat Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig together? Would there be any team that could beat them? Probably not. The Argentine national team had that chance at this year’s World Cup. They had the greatest player in the world, Lionel Messi. They had the chance to add the second greatest Argentinian scorer to their team if they had only asked. That player is Carlos Tevez, who led Juventis to the Italian Series A championship and was the third leading goal scorer last year in Italy. But the Argentine coach didn’t like Tevez. So while the Argentine National Team failed to score any goals in its last two matches against the Netherlands and Germany, the one man who could have helped immensely with its offense was at Disney World vacationing with his family as opposed to being on the field in the finals of the World Cup in Brazil. Just as the Zone Diet rejuvenated the career of Carlos Tevez, his presence probably could have carried Argentina to the World Cup title.