"When I designed my diet plan, I decided to include the things that do work, and to leave out the things that make diets so hard to stick with long-term. " - Dr. Rivera
In the vein of bestselling books The South Beach Diet and The 17 Day Diet, renowned internist and preventative cardiologist Dr. Juan Rivera offers the perfect way to lose the weight and keep the fun in this science-based diet that promises lasting weight loss without the roadblocks that make you quit halfway.
“Sure, I’ll have a mojito, please,” said pretty much no one ever while dieting. But Dr. Juan Rivera, a board- certified internist and preventative cardiologist, is about to change that. Trained at John Hopkins University Hospital, Dr. Rivera has dedicated his Miami-based cardiology practice to helping his patients lose weight and improve their heart health. But he found that his patients weren’t interested in giving up their favorite indulgences like bread, rice, and tortillas—not to mention their mojitos. This was Miami, after all! So he developed a foolproof plan that has helped countless patients lose weight and keep it off, without deprivation.
And now, with THE MOJITO DIET (Atria Books; $26.00; On-sale: December 18, 2018), Dr. Rivera shares the 14- day plan that will help you shed pounds, move more freely, and toast your way to permanently improving your health.
With his clean, fun, upbeat personality — and extensive knowledge about health, wellness, and home remedies — Dr. Juan Rivera is fast becoming one of today’s most respected, recognized, and sought after medical experts, authors and TV personalities.
As a frequent guest on Good Morning America and the co- creator and host of WebMD’s video series My Abuelita Told Me, “Dr. Juan” is a young and trusted bilingual voice whose revered academic and scientific background makes him a leading authority on wellness, diet, exercise, stress, sleep patterns, and the prevention of heart attacks.
A board certified Internist and Cardiologist who trained at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Dr. Juan specializes in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. “I empower people by providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to prevent illnesses,” says Dr. Juan. “I do it because I love medicine and I have a genuine love for people. My passion is helping others live better, healthier, more fulfilled lives.”
Fit, smart, and relatable, Dr. Juan practices what he preaches, energizing audiences with his vast medical knowledge and experience coupled with his endearing, confident and infectious personality. In addition to serving as the Chief Medical Correspondent for the Univision TV Network, he also hosts his own wildly popular one-hour program on Univision called Dr. Juan, which airs every Wednesday morning.
Dr. Juan co-created and hosted the remarkable TV show Strange Medicine, which focused on alternative therapies. The show aired on Fusion, a new channel powered by ABC TV in tandem with Univision, and was picked up by Delta Airlines as part of its in-flight entertainment. The Spanish version of the show, Medicina Desconocida, aired on Univision, Unimas, and Galavision.
In August of 2016 Penguin Random House published Dr. Juan’s first book, Mejora Tu Salud De Poquito a Poco, which became an instantaneous bestseller, currently in its tenth printing. His second book, Santo Remedio, released July 2017 features remarkable insights on home remedies and it rapidly became one of the most sold books in Spanish now on its seventh edition.
His latest book, The Mojito Diet, set to release December 18, 2018 is his first publication available in both English and Spanish. It is a 14-day weight loss plan with a Miami twist designed to be both effective and realistic. This is a guide that will facilitate longterm changes in health goals.
A powerful and intelligent communicator, Dr. Juan co-hosted Cita con tu Salud, a weekly 30-minute health news show on Univision. He has made appearances on Telemundo’s national shows, Al Rojo Vivo and Noticiero Telemundo, as well as on Primer Impacto, Despierta America, Noticiero Univision, and Al Punto. He has been a frequent guest on multiple Spanish radio programs catering to U.S.-Hispanic audiences, and does regular radio segments each month in Miami, Los Angeles, and New York.
Dr. Juan is the creator of Reto 28, a weight loss event that became the most successful community initiative in Univision history, helping 400,000 individuals lose more than one million pounds in one month. He was awarded the Health Leadership Award by the National Hispanic Medical Association for the help he provides throughout the Latino community.
In addition to his best selling books and frequent TV appearances, Dr. Juan has his successful private concierge medical practice at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach where he treats not only his valued clientele within the community, but high profile thought leaders, celebrities and dignitaries. He also holds a voluntary academic appointment in the Department of Medicine at John Hopkins University.
Dr. Juan has fast become one of the most powerful and coveted pillars in the world’s medical community. He is a highly sought after, influential voice who can often be found travelling the globe, speaking, and sharing golden insights on advances in medicine. As the gravity of the Latin market continues to soar, so will Dr. Juan’s expansive reach and piercing medical prowess.