NaturoMedica Introduces Aesthetic Medical Services

Aesthetic Issaquah Highlands Naturopath Skincare Seattle NaturoMedica

Aesthetic Issaquah Highlands Naturopath SkincareThe Eastside recently gained a new resource for achieving glowing and healthy skin: aesthetic medical services with master esthetician Gosia Reade at NaturoMedica, the naturopathic medical clinic at Grand Ridge Plaza. Working together, Reade and the physicians treat conditions ranging from acne to rosacea, in addition to concerns such as hyperpigmentation, dryness and premature aging. Reade’s services include facials and chemical peels, which are customized to meet individual needs.

“I’ve been a skincare professional for many years and it’s such a pleasure to work alongside the NaturoMedica physicians to provide tools, education and skincare advice to achieve beautiful skin,” said Reade. “For each treatment, I like to emphasize a graceful aging process while minimizing the effects of the passage of time on the appearance of skin. I also work with teens as their skin changes during Aesthetic Issaquah Highlands Naturopath Skincare Seattle NaturoMedicapuberty, helping to manage acne.”

For those who are unsure where to start, Reade recommends a European medical grade facial, also known as a medi-facial. Unlike typical spa facials, a medi-facial is an enhanced facial that is geared toward achieving specific results. Reade designs each medi-facial to repair, restore and rejuvenate skin using prescription-grade skincare products. There is no downtime or discomfort, and results are seen immediately. A medi-facial takes about an hour and includes cozy pampering as you lie on a heated bed and relax. During your treatment, Reade shares valuable skincare advice for your skin type, plus recommendations for combatting seasonal weather changes including dry winter skin.

Issaquah Highlands Naturopath Skincare SeattleThe focal point of NaturoMedica’s aesthetic medical services is HydraFacial MD®, a technology that combines the benefits of hydra-dermabrasion exfoliation, a chemical peel, automated painless extractions, and a special delivery of antioxidants and hyaluronic acid peptide-rich serums into one treatment. It’s appropriate for all skin types. In addition, Reade offers Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatments that infuse molecular hyaluronic acid along with Vitamins A, C an E. This unique procedure diminishes fine lines and hydrates the skin.

Medi-facials such HydraFacial MD® can also improve collagen and elastin production in the skin, thus slowing down aging. Reade recommends a series of three medi-facials to treat concerns like pigment spots, sun damage, dehydration and broken capillaries. It’s a great option to get your skin looking its best before a special event or family photo shoot.

NaturoMedica Issaquah Highlands Naturopath Skincare SeattleWorking closely with NaturoMedica physicians, Reade also offers customized medi-facials for patients who are being treated for underlying issues that can affect the skin, including hormonal imbalances, digestive problems and chronic inflammation.

To learn more about naturopathic or aesthetic medical services, visit or call 425-557-8900. When booking an appointment with Reade, mention this blog and receive $50 off your first medi-facial.

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Sip Your Way into Fall Wines

Sip Wine Issaquah Grand Ridge Plaza

Wine Sip Issaquah Bar ShatterFall is an ideal time to explore new wines and the bounty of the harvest. At Sip at the wine bar & restaurant, the wine list offers a myriad of options. We asked Sip Manager and in-house wine expert Celinda Norton for advice on which wines to try this fall. These are her top picks:

Shatter Grenache (Maury, France)
Launched in 2012, Shatter wine is a collaboration between Trinchero Family Estates and wine making legends Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Wines and Joel Gott of Joel Gott Wines. “This red is from the small town of Maury in the Roussillon,” said Norton. “Many people find Grenache appealing; the finish is long and concentrated, and its lush fruit flavors make it a good choice to pair with fall food.”

Conundrum White (California)
Conundrum is sourced in places that are both famed and off the beaten track: Napa, Monterey, SantaSip wine bar Issaquah fall wines Barbara, San Benito, Solano and Tulare Counties. “Conundrum is a blend that changes every year,” explains Norton. “It’s my top recommendation for Thanksgiving. This wine will make everyone happy—and it might be the only thing everyone can agree on. You might even notice that it’s perceived in different ways because everyone’s sense of taste is different.” What’s the blend? Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli and Viognier.

Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel
This beautiful California red offers tantalizing raspberry, blueberry, classic briary and spicy flavors. “This Sip wine bar Issaquah fall winesis a wine that’s begging to go with your meal,” explains Norton. “It’s an excellent choice for dinner: its ripe, luscious fruit gives it the strength it needs to pair well with fall menus. The Seghesio Zinfandel is a bold wine that doesn’t disappoint.”

Gorman Winery Rosey Rosé (Washington State)
These are exciting times for winemakers in Washington State and Gorman Winery is among the newer vineyards creating wines that are wines are bold and delicious. According to Norton, “Gorman Winery’s Rosé goes beautifully with the fall harvest, as well as a classic Thanksgiving menu. It offers dry, refreshing fruit flavors without being overly sweet. It’s a blend ofSip wine bar Issaquah fall wines Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot that’s made with the harvest of Yakima Valley. While this Rosé is wonderful for fall, it can (and should) be enjoyed year-round.”

Norton’s recommendations are all available at Sip. On Wednesdays, wine bottles priced at $100 or less are half-price.

Like winemakers, Sip continues to innovate, creating new menu offerings and promotions to charm guests. Sip’s free Wednesday night wine tastings will continue this fall, featuring wines that aren’t available at most stores or restaurants. In fact, many of the wines poured at Wednesday night tastings aren’t on Sip’s menu—but they can be if guests fall in love with a particular vintage.

Norton invites you to explore Sip’s expansive wine list and fall menu on Thursday nights, which feature live music. Or, bring the kids on weekends and littles ones eat free from 4 pm to 6 pm. Sip will also welcome winemaker Mark Ryan on Tuesday, September 26 as part of its wine dinner series.

As Norton likes to say, “My favorite wine is the one in my glass.” We couldn’t agree more!

Photo credit: Shubha Tirumale Photography LLC


The RAM Raises $18,390 for ALS Research

Ales4ALS The RAM Issaquah

RAM Issaquah Ales4ALSThanks to beer aficionados across Puget Sound, The RAM Restaurant & Brewery raised $18,390 for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research.

For the fourth consecutive year, The RAM participated in the Ales for ALS fundraising campaign, and brewed a unique beer to raise money for the cause. One dollar from each pint of their IPA 4 ALS sold during the month of August was donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s leader in ALS research. At the Grand Ridge Plaza restaurant, beer lovers enjoyed 1038 pints, which was the fourth highest amount among all RAM locations.

The Ales for ALS program was created by Loftus Ranches and Hopunion in Yakima, WA. It provides a promising and experimental one-of-a-kind hop pellet blend to a select handful of brewers throughout the U.S. to create their own special brew. Since the program’s inception in 2013, participating breweries have collectively raised more than $1.25 million for ALS research.

The RAM tapped its 2017 IPA 4 ALS small batch seasonal release at all locations, with copious fresh,RAM Issaquah Ales4ALS cold pints enjoyed at the Grand Ridge Plaza restaurant. Their IPA 4 ALS hops blend featured citra, loral and four experimental varieties.

According to The RAM’s Director of Brewery Operations, David Leonard, the aromatic hops produced “dank tropical fruit with pungent citrus notes” that had equal appeal for beer lovers and hops aficionados.

Cheers to all who enjoyed a pint for the cause!

About ALS Therapy Development Institute

The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS. It is the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research.

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain.

  • There is no known cure for the disease.
  • The average person survives only 2 to 5 years following diagnosis.
  • About 5,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year.
  • There are about 30,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with ALS today.
  • The worldwide population of ALS patients is estimated at 450,000.

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