At Integrative Health Center we believe that our patients have an innate ability to heal if provided with the right tools. Our approach provides the patient a support system of highly health professionals working together with a common purpose – YOU.
We treat each patient as if they are our only one. We take time, we listen, and we care. We make answering your questions our priority.
Kristine Blanche – RPA-C,PhD Board Certified Physician Assistant
“As far back as I can remember, I knew I was meant to heal”.
Kristine Blanche is the owner and operator of Integrative Healing Center, an innovative healing center in the heart of the North Shore of Long Island. Her journey toward her goal has been guided by many experiences. Every dream usually begins with a story, and this is her story.
In late 2004, after extensive training and many years experience in the healthcare field her role as a healer took a sharp turn, as her grandfather approached the end of his life, her 32 year-old sister-in-law, Lori, was diagnosed with stage 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and colon cancer reared its ugly head in her father’s life. Kristine became a caretaker for those she loved most in this world. As anyone in the healthcare world knows when the person you love appears on the other end of the stethoscope the world shakes. It is usually real life experiences that teach us the most profound lessons and this was that moment. She describes it as the day her two worlds collided. Kristine had always lived a very holistic life, but practiced very conventional medicine. The collision was catastrophic and resulted in profound loss, which caused her to fall far into a dark night from which there, was an awakening.
Kristine Blanche insists the medicine that she studied her whole life was not enough. She believes that we all deserve a healthcare system where comfort, education, guidance, and empowerment are the priorities. Her passion stems from the belief that we all have the innate right to experience the healing power of our own spirit and body . . . to experience the healer within.
The pain and suffering this elegant woman experienced created the inspiration. This moment sparked a fire within her soul. Out of tremendous pain and sorrow there was a glimmer of light and a vision was born. Kristine Blanche, wife, mother, daughter, sister , and Doctor, stands the proud owner of one of the most comprehensive holistic health centers on Long Island. Integrative Healing Center is a safe place where clients can come to be heard and to heal. We are all students of life and it is at Integrative that Kristine inspires her talented team to use their own life experiences to heal and help their client’s live healthy and happy lives. The healing work done at Integrative is a gift for Kristine and each person who is touched by the positive energy and healing work that is accomplished there each and every day. The center is just the beginning of an exciting journey. Dr. Blanche and her team work each day together to change the face of medicine.
It’s All About Balance
Dr. Kristine Blanche received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physician Assistant studies from Long Island University, where she graduated with honors. Dr. Blanche studied Experiential Health Healing at The Graduate Institute, and graduated with her MD/PhD Magna/ Summa Cum Laude in 2015 from USAT. She has an extensive medical background, including 20 years of experience in Emergency Medicine, Wound Care, Critical Care and General Surgery at such prestigious institutions as George Washington University Hospital and The North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Her passion is to bring a strong focus to the PREVENTION of disease to her clients.
Dr. Gabrielle Young-Lyon
Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a fellowship-trained nutrition and cognition physician who specializes in muscle-centric medicine. As co-leader of The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine in Manhattan, she utilizes a truly integrated background to restore and invigorate this organ of longevity. Her deeply personalized approach emphasizes the health of muscle itself.
To this end, Dr. Lyon leverages cutting-edge science to precisely fine-tune metabolism, balance hormones, and transform body composition. Through advanced nutritional interventions, metabolic and genetic testing, and behavioral action plans, she leaves no stone unturned. And by establishing a strong partnership with each patient, the success achieved is long lasting.
Trained as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine who is board certified in family practice, she also completed two years of study in psychiatry at the University of Louisville. Her formal education culminated in nutritional science and geriatrics research at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Lyon currently directs her attention to the interface between brain health and body composition optimization. She is uniquely situated to finally bridge the gap between the research and patient care arenas, for she possesses the necessary vision to translate the latest information available into life-altering results for her patients.
As a nationally recognized authority, Dr. Lyon is a regular speaker for The Institute for Functional Medicine. Prior to her foray into medicine, she was a national semifinalist in Fitness America, a professional fitness model, and a nationally-ranked figure competitor. Dr. Young-Lyon, Dr. Blanche, and their team focus on healing the whole person; mind, body, and spirit.
Jessica Strasser- RPA-C
Jessica has always been fascinated with the medicinal qualities of food and is a firm believer that one must identify and treat illness from its root. With a diverse background and a true calling for helping others, Jessica is thrilled to be part of the Integrative Healing team. It was after learning of an illness in her family that Jessica’s fascination with the healing properties of food turned into her passion and purpose.
Jessica holds a BS in Nutritional Sciences, a BS in Nursing, an MS in Education and an MS in Physician Assistant Studies from Stony Brook University and is extremely proud to be part of a team that understands that prevention is vital and that lifestyle medicine is truly changing the face of medicine.
As a typical 80’s baby, Michelle was raised on fast food and conventional medicine. However, her innate knowledge lead her to seek natural alternatives as a young adult. Even though she studied Business Management, her passion was really in guiding others to live a cleaner and more mindful lifestyle. When her Mother was diagnosed with Cancer, her desire for different healing modalities pushed to the forefront of her life. In 2009, she started her journey as a Reiki Practitioner. By 2011, she left her corporate job in pursuit of a career more inline with her authentic self. Eventually her path led her to Kristine Blanche, Ph.D., where she began working as an office manager in her Port Washington location. Kristine introduced Michelle to essential oils and helped accelerate her holistic path to the next level. Now the Mother of two happy and healthy young boys and a recently ordained Holistic Minister, Michelle is back to assist Kristine and her team as they change the face of medicine. As a holistic counselor, Michelle’s goal is to guide and support you on your road to wellness. The journey is often difficult to navigate alone. Having the extra encouragement from a team that is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health is a way to guarantee your success.
Jenny Israel is a Medical Intuitive, Certified Energy Therapist and Spiritual Wellness Counselor. She is a Certified Professional Life Coach and has been attuned in Reiki I, II and III and Levels 1-6 of the Seraphim Blueprint System. She is also a Levels 1-4 Seraphim Blueprint Teacher.
Jenny started developing her Intuitive and Healing gifts in 2009. After dealing with her own health crisis a few years ago, she dove deeper into her healing profession. The ability to see her client’s energy blocks began to strengthen and she soon realized that she was channeling information directly related to physcial, emotional and mental illness. She began collaberating with holistic doctors on special cases to test information that was coming through and found that she was experiencing about a 90-95% rate of accuracy.
With continued practice her connection with Spirit led her to even deeper work. Jenny now offers her clients soul level clearing and healing, auric clearing, spiritual counseling, essential oil therapy, and land and home healing and clearing.
About a year ago she expanded her treatment to children and animals. She also partners with Hawkins Animal Hospital and Wellness Center to help bring another level of healing to the four-legged and feathered patients there.
Nutritional supplement coordinator & virtual assistant to Dr. Blanche
Betsy grew up thinking that conventional medicine was the only way to heal. She was familiar with Ayurvedic treatments in India but never took them seriously because it was unfamiliar territory for her. It wasn’t until after beginning to work with Dr. Blanche, did she learn that there was a better way to heal from the inside out.
She learned that there is a better way to heal and her newfound knowledge spilled over into taking care of her own family. She is a mother to two happy and healthy girls and has a husband who requests essential oils now when he isn’t feeling well. With the help of Kristine, she was trained as a Reiki Level 1 practitioner and as a Thermography technician. Betsy is also a certified professional coder and currently resides in North Carolina.