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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Answer By Dr. L. Sorensen on 12/6/2007

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... Read More    Ask Your Question


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Answer By Dr. L. Sorensen on 12/6/2007

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... Read More    Ask Your Question


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Answer By Dr. L. Sorensen on 12/6/2007

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... Read More    Ask Your Question


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Answer By Dr. L. Sorensen on 12/6/2007

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... Read More    Ask Your Question


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Answer By Dr. L. Sorensen on 12/6/2007

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... Read More    Ask Your Question