Heidi Buttery

Certified Nutrition Consultant

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Heidi Buttery is a certified nutritionist who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She helps athletes focus on their relationship to food and educates them, based on 4 pillars: consciousness, gratitude, sound science and positivity. She offers meal planning, race fueling and unique recommendations to fit lifestyle, budget and goals.

A Hawaiian Foodie Adventure (Part II)

My Hawaiian Foodie Adventure Part II Welcome to Heidi’s Hawaiian foodie adventure Part II with the Epic5 Ultra Runners! Molokai “The Friendly Island” Of all the inter-island flights we took during the event, flying from Oahu to Molokai is a clear standout…

A Hawaiian Foodie Adventure (Part I)

My Adventure of Racing (and Eating!) through Hawaii Waking up at 2:30 am on the first day of the inaugural Epic5 Ultra Run Challenge, I was greeted by my ohana Lisa, who graciously offered me a cup of island coffee (as…

5 Foods to Boost Energy and Fight Fatigue

Whether you are a busy travel professional, an athlete, a new mom or someone generally looking for a pick-me-up, these energy boosting foods are for you. Not only will they provide an initial cognitive and physical boost, they will reduce…

Maintaining Stable Cells: Why Antioxidants are Important

We hear a lot about antioxidants and how we need to make sure to incorporate them into our daily diet, but why? What do they do that is so helpful for our bodies? Here are some reasons why antioxidants are…

Instead of Carbo-Loading, Try a Ketogenic Approach to Athletic Fueling

A common sports nutrition phrase that you may have heard is “carb-loading” (or “carbo-loading”). This refers to filling the body with (often) very starchy, carbohydrates to top off glycogen stores to fuel a training or race day. While there is…

Can Going Ketogenic Optimize Your Brain Health?

Fascinating developments have been made recently in the area of brain health and diet. Inspired by a recent book, “Genius Health” by Max Lugavere , I took a further look into the increasingly popular ketogenic diet and it’s powerful connection…

3 Quick Tips to Break “the” Fast

Fasting has become a popular method of eating strategy for a variety of reasons. These include weight loss, metabolism reset and activating anti-aging genes. Depending on the length of your fast (generally longer than 24 hours), you may want to…

Intermittent Fasting 101: What are the Benefits of Fasting?

The other day I said to my husband “I am about to embark on a 16-hour fast. No eating for the next 16 hours after my next meal. Want to join me?” Being a guy who loves to eat around…

4 Key Nutrients for Managing Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar falls to a very low level. This health condition affects all organs, especially the brain, which needs an adequate supply of glucose to function. Frequent bouts of hypoglycemia can lead to Type II Diabetes and…

Training for an Event? Focus on These 5 Areas of Nutrition to Reduce Recovery Time

In the world of sports, nutrition is often an afterthought where many athletes instinctively grab a few sugary energy bars on their way out the door, fill bike bottles with fluorescent electrolyte water and excessively carbohydrate load before a big…

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