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Bayview Healthcare 

Bailee Dyess


February 1, 2017 | View PDF

Bailee Dyess, born and raised in Saint Augustine, has a passion for nutrition from two different aspects of her life. She used to suffer from terrible migraines. Nothing seemed to give her relief, until one day she realized it could be her diet. She rarely ever ate like she was supposed to. So Bailee began eliminating certain "bad" and processed foods from her diet. She then started to add more natural and fresh foods providing her the proper nutrition. She learned that it is especially important to eat three meals a day with a snack at night or 6 small meals spread throughout the day. This diet includes a good protein source at each meal or snack for example, milk, meat, fish. Also it is important to avoid eating high sugar foods by themselves, especially when excessively hungry.

"It was amazing because almost immediately I started to feel better and was able to go days, even weeks without getting headaches."

In conjunction with nutrition she started working out regularly and realizing that proper nutrition and eating healthy started to positively impact her life. Working out can lower your stress and unwind muscle tightness. These two variables are the biggest causes of tension headaches. Realizing the fundamental lifestyle change, Bailee became extremely passionate about eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle.

"I truly believe that good, fresh, and natural food is the reward towards proper nutrition. I learned that this is the best medicine..."

Bailee attended University of North Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Bailee never dreamed she would end up working in a kitchen, let alone for BayView Healthcare's continuum of skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and assisted living facilities. She always thought with her degree she would pursue a career in sports nutrition. However, working at Bayview Healthcare, both in the kitchen and visiting with the patients and residents, she finds it rewarding. Helping make sure each person receives the adequate nutrition has become a new passion for Bailee. She is a part of a team that excels in proper nutrition with options for all patients, residents, and staff members. No matter if you have a short stay or long term care, Bailee and the BayView Dietary team make sure a healthy lifestyle is fun and organic for each individual diet. It goes back to what she said earlier, healthy and proper nutrition is the best medicine!With her desire to help people, and with love and passion for food and nutrition, Bailee knows that her heart is in the right place.


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