Our Team

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.

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Stephanie Jaworowski – MSACN Clinical Nutritionist

Stephanie Jaworowski is a Clinical Nutritionist who focuses on diet and lifestyle for the prevention of diseases. Stephanie believes that the cause of chronic diseases comes from poor lifestyle choices, and that many illnesses can be prevented and reversed. As part of her own self-discovery of autoimmunity, Stephanie was determined to learn how she could make herself a healthier individual, and was tired of feeling sick and not well. Having an intense passion for the root causes of disease, Stephanie will help her clients discover the “why” of their ailments, and work as their partner through their journey back to optimal health. Through the use of food, herbal remedies, supplementation and lifestyle intervention, Stephanie will design a personalized plan specialized for each individual.

Stephanie holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition, graduating Magna Cum Laude from New York Chiropractic College. Through this program, she was trained to put an emphasis on patient centered care through nutritional assessment, intervention, promotion of health, focusing on the use of whole foods and therapeutic plants as an integrative approach to optimal wellness. Through a complete understanding of the biochemical aspects of metabolism, Stephanie is able to assess individuals for nutritional imbalances and apply evidence based therapeutic interventions for healing. She is currently in the process of receiving her CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist) certification and will continue to learn and flourish beyond this achievement. In addition, Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in both Health Science and Dance from SUNY The College at Brockport where she specialized in modern dance. She continues to enjoy her passion for movement, body awareness, and self-connectivity.

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.

Michelle Farrugia Bio

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.

Blessings Always,
Rev. Michelle Farrugia

Contact Us

Northport Wellness Center
220 Fort Salonga Rd. (25A)
NY 11768
WellnessWorks at Trinity Centre
115 Broadway, Suite 1800
New York, NY 10005

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