Two Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan health experts were recently consulted for articles that are featured in Reader's Digest online. Dr. Kristyn Gregory, medical director at Blue Care Network, discussed the importance of transitioning back into a proper sleep schedule before the school year begins. She also shared insights about how a bedtime and morning routine can help allow for more sleep and reduced anxiety. Grace Derocha registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, shared her insights for a story on, "10 Healthy Food Swaps That You Haven't Read 100 Times Before." Derocha discussed creative ways to add nutrition and cut calories. Her ideas include foods such as golden pea milk, matcha powder, sweet potato toast and chickpeas.
Check out the stories from Reader's Digest here: How to Get Kids on a Sleeping Schedule Before the School Year Starts 10 Healthy Food Swaps That You Haven’t Read 100 Times Before
Find more tips, healthy recipes and other ways to live a healthier life, from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan experts at A Healthier Michigan. Grace Derocha graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She has also earned a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University. Derocha has a number of certifications to help her educate and inspire people, including a weight loss management certification, certified as a group fitness instructor and as a certified diabetes educator. She has been a practicing dietitian for over 15 years and is passionate about helping others live a healthier and happier lifestyle. Dr. Kristyn Gregory is a medical director in behavioral health at Blue Care Network of Michigan. She also maintains a private practice where she treats children and adults with a variety of mental health issues, as well as providing school psychiatric consults to local districts. Dr. Gregory received her medical degree from the Chicago School of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed residency training in Adult Psychiatry at Henry Ford, and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Wayne State University. She is board-certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has previously practiced in a variety of settings in the metro Detroit area including inpatient, residential, outpatient and juvenile justice programs.