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Dr. L. Sorensen


Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Lorinda Sorensen started studying natural medicine because of her strong desire to understand the beauty of nature and plants. She began by studying herbs, eventually going to Bastyr University, where she received both a doctor of Naturopathic medicine (ND), and a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture (MSA). Dr. Sorensen has had a private practice in Omaha, Nebraska, and she regularly volunteered at the local AIDS clinic. She has also lived overseas in New Zealand, where she was a consultant for the health products industry and head of the naturopathy department at one of New Zealand's naturopathy programs. Dr. Sorensen focuses women’s health and the treatment of chronic disease, using naturopathic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Personally, Dr. Sorensen has a strong interest in gardening, cooking whole foods, yoga and art, and has a strong goal of helping people achieve wellness. Visits with Dr. Sorensen focus on listening to you, a gentle and through examination and treatment, and encouraging you to be a part of your own wellness plan. She truly believes in medicine that supports the whole person. Dr. Sorensen currently practices in Kirkland, Washington state.

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Why would you recommend supplementing with beta carotene? Beta carotene is well known as a precursor to vitamin A. Beta carotene has been used as an antioxidant, to treat conditions of the eyes, and to support immune function. It comes from a large class of compounds called carotenoids, which include beta carotene, alpha carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene. Carotenoids are plant pigments of the yellow, orange and red fruits...

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Category: General Health
Answered by: Dr. L. Sorensen
Do you have any recommendations for supplementing with antioxidants? Antioxidants are advertised  in products every day, from age-defying cosmetics and breakfast cereals, to nutritional supplements. They are chemical compounds that bind with, and destroy, free radicals, reducing damage to cells. The two most well known antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E, are found in a wide variety of foods, stabilize cells from free radical damage. But there are many...

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Category: General Health
Answered by: Dr. L. Sorensen
Im very concerned about developing prostate problems. Do you have any advice? Problems with the prostate are very common in men, especially as they age. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It is located below the bladder. The prostate gland makes and stores fluid for semen, which transports sperm during ejaculation.

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy is an abnormal growth of the gland typically seen in aging men and often...

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Category: Men's Health
Answered by: Dr. L. Sorensen
Can you explain what polycystic ovarian syndrome is? Women who have irregular menstrual cycles or have trouble conceiving may have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), one of the leading causes of infertility in women. PCOS is a multifactorial condition where the female reproductive hormones between the brain and the ovary are imbalanced, and do not communicate as effectively as they should. There is usually an increase in the predominately male...

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Category: Women's Health
Answered by: Dr. L. Sorensen
What is the best way to keep my mental edge as I grow older? Our thoughts are very important to us. Our brain controls these thoughts and so much more - thinking, feeling, remembering, working, and playing – even sleeping. When we experience changes to our thoughts, whether it is memory problems, issues in judgment, poor concentration and awareness, or impaired abstract thinking, we should take notice. Most people have attributed this to ‘growing old’ but...

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Category: General Health
Answered by: Dr. L. Sorensen