Clinical neuroscientist and applied microbiologist Dr Miguel Toribio-Mateas on his ideal and actual daily self and Self care practices

Do you follow your gut when it comes to your own self and Self care?

Do you know yourself well enough to know which foods and drinks support your mental and physical emotional health and which ones get in the way?

How might you get more curious (with compassion, not judgment) and make friendlier choices from now on?

Let us know in the comments 🙂


Dr Miguel Toribio-Mateas, a clinical neuroscientist and applied microbiologist with a rich background in human nutrition, carries over twenty years of experience across a spectrum of roles in healthcare, science, and technology.

His work, deeply rooted in understanding the microbiota-gut-brain axis, delves into how food and lifestyle interventions influence mood, cognition, and behaviour. With a doctoral degree focusing on the gut microbiome and mental health, Dr Miguel’s research, including his recent publication on ADHD in the British Medical Journal, bridges the gap between academic insights and practical solutions.

As a neurodivergent person (both ADHD and autistic), he uniquely comprehends the challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals, infusing creativity as a pivotal tool for personal growth. His commitment to neurodiversity is further exemplified in his development of the “Thrive With ADHD” online course and his upcoming books with Jessica Kingsley/Hachette Books and Editorial Planeta/Alienta, aimed at practitioners and the general public, respectively. For more info on Dr Miguel, please visit

You can find his course Thrive With ADHD here: 

And can follow Miguel on Instagram here:


I’m your host, Eve Menezes Cunningham, author of 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing, freelance journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I’m also an online trauma therapist (with lived experience), supervisor and Self care coach (integrating yoga therapy, NLP, EFT and crystals as appropriate) helping people connect with and take better care of their Self. Past Chair of BACP Coaching, I run Feel Better Every Day with Eve Menezes Cunningham (aka

I started The Feel Better Every Day Podcast because I realised that even with the focus of my work being self and Self care (for 20 years now!), I often struggle. And so do so many of my colleagues. We’re all human! So I interviewed several of them including neuroscientists, authors writing about health and wellbeing, fitness professionals, therapists, coaches, energy workers and medical professionals.

We ALL have gaps and even gulfs between what we would LOVE to be doing for ourselves each day and what we actually do. My hope with each episode is that you’ll go easier on yourself and do something rather than nothing from your own ideal self or Self care repertoire. Create a life you don’t need to retreat from! Let me know how you get on! I really love hearing from y’all.


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