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Dr Miguel Toribio-Mateas from Chuckling Goat

Dr Miguel Toribio-Mateas

Dr Miguel Toribio Mateas is the Head of Research and Development at Chuckling Goat. He is a clinical neuroscientist and applied microbiologist with a focus on nutrition, lifestyle, gut health and mental wellbeing. Dr Miguel’s experience spans two and a half decades of R&D across multiple industries including product innovation, training and education in both academic and corporate sectors.

His main focus is the complex relationships between food, nutrients and behaviour, and the ways in which these elements impact gut and brain/mental health. He is a visiting research fellow at the School of Applied Sciences, London South Bank University, where he leads the “Gut Microbiome Science and Application” MRes / PhD programme.

Dr Miguel also sits on the steering committee of the Primary Care & Community Neurology Society and is a member of the reviewer boards for the journals Brain Sciences and Microorganisms.

Dr Miguel Toribio-Mateas's Latest Posts

What’s the quickest way to boost your mental health?

If you’re feeling stressed or anxious, this will help!

Is food “good for you” because it’s good for your gut bugs? 

We all know that certain foods are meant to be ‘healthy.” But WHY is that? Understanding will make it easier for you to improve your healthy eating!

How to Survive Allergy Season

Suffer from seasonal allergies? Here’s your survival guide for this time of year.

6 steps to a great night’s sleep

Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone! 36% of UK adults struggle to get to sleep on a weekly basis, and almost 1 in 5 have trouble […]

The Gut-Fitness Connection

Trying to improve your fitness, stamina and endurance? You might be surprised to find out that exercise is closely connected to gut health!  We know […]

Can your gut bugs help you age beautifully?

Want to live to be 100? Look to your gut microbiome! Researchers into the ageing process turn to Japan, where the average age exceeds that […]

Do you have type 2 diabetes – without knowing it? 

Do you, or someone you love, have any of the following symptoms?  feeling very tired cuts or wounds taking longer to heal feeling thirsty all […]

Get heart-healthy for Valentines! 

Your loved ones rely on your strength and generosity every day. So improving your own heart health is one of the best gifts you can […]

Eat right to boost the “lean bug”!

As a member of the Chuckling Goat tribe, you’ve probably already heard the good news about popular bacteria like Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus which can improve […]

3 things you really need to know about POSTbiotics!

You already know about probiotics. Probiotics are the healthy, or “friendly,” microbes that live inside your gut and support your health by converting the food […]

Fresh Start Protocol

So – it’s 2022. Here on the farm, we don’t really think in terms of “resolutions” anymore. These days, we take the new year as […]

Get Ready to Party – Without the Guilt!

The festive season is here – so it’s time to get ready.  You need to prepare your gut for the holiday season. We all want […]

Sort your seasonal anxiety!

Seasonal anxiety – sorted!  If you’re finding the run-up to the holidays stressful this year, you’re not alone. High expectations and multiple commitments (not to […]


What’s the one word that can help you improve your gut health?  If you’re trying to get healthy, it can get confusing out there when […]