Mauricio Gonzalez, M.D. is a doctor who specializes in teaching others how to thrive on a plant-based diet! After receiving his bachelor’s and doctorate in Mexico, he went on to study medicine in the United States, and is now a resident at the Metropolitan hospital in New York. He also founded the first plant-based medical program in Latin America and regularly posts videos on YouTube providing necessary health information to viewers worldwide!


New York City, New York

What’s your favorite vegetable?


What’s your motto?

Live, learn, and serve

What’s your favorite book?

The Power of Habit By: Charles Duhigg

What’s your favorite exercise?

Lifting weights

What’s your favorite way to center?


Dr. Gonzalez’s Daily Routine:

  • 5:45      AM: Wake up and lift weights
  • 7:00     AM: Breakfast
  • 8:00     AM: Start to work in the hospital
  • 9:30      AM: Second breakfast
  • 12:00    PM: Lunch
  • 4:30      PM: Clock out of hospital
  • 5:00      PM: Quality time with children and wife
  • 9:00      PM: Bedtime

What gets you out of bed every morning?

The drive to learn and the opportunity to serve my patients.

What is the most important part of your daily routine?

Exercise and reading

What about your “O” (or day plan) do you think is unique or special?

Playing with my children

What is your #1 wellness habit?

Eat a plant based diet.

What is the best piece of health advice you’ve ever received?

Be disciplined.

What is your favorite part of living a healthy lifestyle?

That I can feel great and create a “healthy and contagious” environment.

Describe your sleep ritual. What time do you go to bed?

9:30 pm is when I go to sleep. I just crash at the end of the day!

Name your biggest wellness challenge, how do you address it?

To not drink too much coffee. I substitute my craving with green tea.

Tell us about a time you were stuck in an unhealthy cycle and how you got out of it. What was the main inspiration for positive change?

I used to smoke 15 years ago. My main motivation was thinking about my future.

If you could give one piece of health advice to your kid(s), future kid(s) or relative(s), what would it be and why?

Never stop learning. Take care of your body, and always serve those in need.

Mauricio Gonzalez, a doctor who teaches patients how to thrive on plant-based diets. He founded the first plant-based medical program in Latin America and is helping people everywhere transform their health through informational YouTube vlogs! Check out his YouTube channel, Facebook, and Instagram.