Toral originally went to medical school with a view to becoming an oncologist but when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she realised that this was not the career for her. After completing her BSc in Cell Biology, specialising in cancer, she worked in research, winning a presitigious Royal Society internship where she worked on SRC oncogenes. Toral then went on to do an MSc in Nutritional Medicine at University of Surrey and became a functional medicine practitioner working with nutrigenomics. She is currently putting together a PhD proposal looking at the impact of stress, diet and lifestyle on oestrogen dependent breast cancer.
As a breast cancer patient and survivor, she understands how patients might want to change their diet and lifestyle post diagnosis. She is also passionate about health inequalities in cancer and is a educator, researcher and advocate in this field. She often commentates on the latest cancer and nutrition stories in the press alongside speaking at health, nutrition and oncology events.