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.

Gut Health Impacts Your Overall Health

When we hear the word ‘gut’, it’s often associated with the phrase: “I have a gut feeling.” There is much truth to that statement as our health is determined largely by our gut health. Leaky gut syndrome (“LGS”) or more…

Eat Your Veggies – Sea Veggies That Is!

Packing an enormous nutrient punch, sea vegetables are quite often overlooked when preparing dishes. High in mineral content found in oceans, sea veggies offer a unique nutritional profile and provide powerful health benefits. They are an excellent source of calcium,…

When it Comes to Energy Bars…Which Bar is Best?

I consult with a lot of athletes, and a question I often get asked is “Which energy bar is best for me?” They usually have a few common requirements for their energy bars: a reasonably priced, healthy option, with local…

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…

Eat These Foods to Maintain a Healthy Pancreas

How to Maintain a Healthy Pancreas A healthy pancreas provides assistance to the liver by releasing insulin for glucose absorption. Depending on the individual’s needs, the proper level of blood sugar level may vary and must be monitored. The pancreas…

3 Adaptogenic Drinks to Boost Energy and Build Resilience

Adaptogens, or adaptogenic substances, decrease our sensitivity to stress. Our adrenal system often gets overtaxed by common life events: getting married, increased job responsibilities, buying a house, social pressure and for some athletes, overtraining for an event. Adaptogens are not…

What Are the 4 Levels of Organic Certification?

Most people understand that there is a difference between organic and conventionally sourced foods. Conventional farming methods include synthetic fertilizers, whereas organic farming uses natural fertilizers such as cow manure or compost. Organic farming is often concerned with sustainability, biodiversity…

A Low-Sugar Fueling Approach for Athletes

Selecting an energy bar from the seemingly endless available options can be quite daunting. We see sports nutrition bars being sold with labels promising “energy” and “performance” despite containing over 20 grams (or 5 teaspoons) of sugar per serving. Not…

‘Tis the Season for Homemade Broth

During this time of year, many of us can feel run down, weary and spread too thin due to increased holiday stress, and year-end financial pressure.  Healthy, comforting foods can sometimes be hard to find amongst sugary treats and drinks,…

Nutrition Facts Labels: What Does it All Mean?

Nutrition Facts Labels Nutrition Facts Labels are governed by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) and are commonly found on prepackaged foods. They were updated in 2016 to reflect new scientific information. The refreshed design included increased type size…

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