We take pride in providing individualized care and attention to all of our patients.
We are a small, but mighty team of women that are here to support you through your journy!
Dr. Jody E. Noé, M.S., N.D
Dr.Noé has been providing naturopathic care for patients since 1995. She provides care for the whole family as well as specializing in Integrative Oncology, HIV/AIDS and chronic disease managment. In all instaces working to facilitate the integration of mind, body and spirit, which requires patient participation in their own healing process.
Dr. Jody E. Noé obtained her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Previously, she was awarded her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with focus in Ethnobotony, including tradition Cherokee medicine.
Dr. Noé served as adjunct faculty to the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut College of Naturopathic Physicians, Bastyr University, the New England Women’s Herbal Conference, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM) and several community colleges and private organizations. A founding member of the Botanical Medicine Academy, Dr. Noé is president emeritus for both the Oklahoma and Vermont Associations of Naturopathic Physicians
Dr. Noé is passionate about teaching as a vital way to pass down the knowlege of natural medicine to future generations of practitioners. She continues to teach at many herb schools and herbal conferences around the country including Farmacy Herbs, Arborvite, Misty Meadows, The Florida School of Holistic Living, Traditions School of Herbal Studies, The Florida Herbal Conference, The Midwest Herbal Conference, The Southeast Wise Womens Herbal Conference, and many more.
Dr. Noé practices traditional medicine as taught by her Cherokee elders. This is a practice that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. She was accepted as an official apprentice in 1987 by Crosslin F. Smith, high medicine priest of the Keetoowah, of the western band of Cherokees in Tahlequah, OK. She has been with the Smith's since this time that has spanned over 4 decades, and continues to practice and study under Crosslin up to this date.
Prior to this she was taught by the elders of the eastern Cherokees, Goingback and Mary U. Chiltoskey, "Mama" Geneva Jackson, and incidentally with Amy Walker. Dr. Noé continues to study with her elders and practices traditional ways with patients when appropriate.
The traditional medicine way uses plants, earth, air, water, and fire (heat) along with rituals and prayers to invoke Spirit and Healing. The Keetoowah are traditionalists and practice ancient rituals such as the sacred "Stomp Dance" to this day. In traditional medicine many aspects of healing are addressed with the focus on the Spirit of each modality affecting the Spirit of the patient to conjoin with the Great Spirit of the universe.
Each modality is looked upon as an independent people, for example the traditional native american names acknowledge 'plant people', 'rock people', etc. This traditional way honors not only the medicine that is used to affect the physical being of people, but the Spirit that is in each and every living thing, that effects us all concurrently.
Angel Putney Noé, BSN, RN
Angel Putney Noé, BSN, RN started her nursing career in 2009. She has provided care to many unique communities working in community health, homeless health and in programs specializing in care for people living with HIV/AIDs. She joined the Natural Family Health & Integrative Medicne team in 2016 when she moved to Conneticut. In 2017 she completed trainings through the Upleader Instiute for CranioSacral Therapy. Utilizing her experience in public health nursing and many years of herbalism she provides health education and support for our patients.
Throughout her nursing career she has had the oppertunity to provide primary care at Health Care for the Homeless Clinic; Partners for Rural Heath in the Dominican Republic, Maine Migrant Heath, Portland Community Health Center, Positive Health Care & the Frannie Peabody Center. Through her work within the field of HIV she has provided primary care to people living with HIV, and Medical case managment. In these roles she advocated for many within the LGBTQ, asylee and refugee communities tthrough out Southern Maine.
Her journey as an herbalist started about 25 years ago as she travelled around the country. She learned about using common plants for first aid and acute care needs. In 2003 she apprenticed at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine to further her education. Directly following this amazing program she earned her Bachler's of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Southern Maine and become a Registered Nurse. In 2021, she began working towards her Masters in Nursing degree through the the Famiy Nurse Practitioner Program at Goodwin University.
Angel is passionate about teaching and co-created Reclaiming our Roots Community Herbalism in Portland, ME in 2013. This project was created with social justice principles of creating access to herbal education & remedies. Hosting weekly classes and a donation based sliding scale herbal apothecary for the local community. The face of Reclaiming our Roots has changed in the past few years, but continues to provide herbal education and community building opportunities in Conneticut.
Angel continues to teach when she can localy and at Farmacy Herbs and has taught at the RI Herbal Festival, The New England Womens Herbal Conference and The Florida Herbal Conference.
Judee Burdick is an herbalist, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a gardener, and a cook. She has been living in the southern New England area all her life encompassing the seasonal changes and coastal communities. She became a part of the Natural Family Health circle when first consulting with Dr. Noe as a patient. This would be the next step along her journey in the world of health and wellness. Judee has been on this path since she was a child, gardening and enjoying the outdoors with her family and friends but especially her grandmother. She taught her the importance of everything we do with our bodies, physically, mentally, and spiritually. This would include growing their own plants including herbs and vegetables for food and flowers for beauty.
Judee’s passion for this way of living continues with her working for Dr. Noe since 2017 as a patient coordinator and insurance specialist. This brought her into the community of likeminded people that has given her the opportunity to deepen and expand her knowledge on this journey by also being able to observe and learn from Dr. Noe and Angel. Judee lends this knowledge to her job and interactions with patients. The goal of the practice is to help people. Working together as a team, Dr. Noe, Angel, and Judee continue to do this for their patients.
Michelle recently joined the Natural Family Health & Integrative Medicine Team.