Gardening and Your Health

Of the many “quarantine trends,” that cropped up over the past few months, DIY gardening has made it to our list of favorites — and for good reason! There’s nothing like eating fresh fruits and vegetables from your own backyard. Cucumbers,…

Stay home. Stay active!

The outbreak of COVID-19 serves as an unfortunate reminder that our health should never be taken for granted. At United Refuah HealthShare, we place a heavy emphasis on preventative care and maintaining healthy lifestyles. During this time,…

Best Practices for Safe Food Runs

Are you keeping safe during your food runs? Just because grocery stores remain open, does not mean that grocery shopping is risk-free! In fact, many of those who recently contracted Covid-19 infections have been identified as those who did…

Celebrating Pesach The Healthy Way

With Pesach coming up, the idea of eating healthy can seem impossible, but don’t let the Yomim Tovim be an excuse for extra carbs. Although carbohydrates are necessary staples in our diets, too much can cause weight gain and other serious…

We’re in this together. Let’s pray together!

Sometimes, the biggest comfort when times are tough, is remembering that Hakadosh Baruch Hu is in charge. Please download the below Tefila card and say a prayer of health for all of Klal Yisrael and the world at large.  Download Tefila…

Stay home, but stay sane!

Government guidelines and regulations related to our health should never be ignored. On that note, social distancing in order to help #FlattentheCurve should not be viewed as optional! If you are feeling sick (C”V) or exhibit any symptoms…

COVID-19: A message to our members

Dear Members, As the world deals with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (R"L,) we at United Refuah HealthShare would like to assure you that your health and your family’s wellbeing are our number one priority. Consider us your partners through…

Food Parcel or Candy Pit?

Your children might accumulate veritable piles of candies, taffies, and sweet junk from their friends this Purim. Brightly colored. Happily collected. You might have to be the one to rain on their parade.  How to do it? Here’s how…

THE IMPORTANCE OF A MENTAL HEALTH DAY

What is a mental health day? You may have heard the term but aren’t what it means. A mental health day is a day off that's specifically geared toward stress relief and burnout prevention. Taking sick days for physical health is…

Hot Drinks—Perfect for Winter Health

Drinking hot beverages during the winter is a great way to beat the chill, but did you know it could also help to keep you healthy? Of course, not every hot drink has health benefits, but some of your favorite drinks could help you fight…

Health Trends on the Rise

At United Refuah, we see it as our goal to keep our members informed of health advances and trends. But before jumping on any trend bandwagons, make sure to look into it and make sure it will have real health benefits for you and your lifestyle.…

THE HEALHTIEST FOODS OF THE HARVEST SEASON

It's called the harvest season for a reason. Autumn brings an influx of ripe produce just begging to be made into healthy dishes. Load these fall foods onto your plate to take advantage of the best nutrition — and flavor — of the season.…

THREE WAYS TO MAKE SURE YOU DON’T GET THE FLU

With the more than 74,560 lab-confirmed flu cases in the U.S., according to data collected by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s very important to take preventative measures so you and your family doesn’t catch the dreaded…

Sukkah Sleeping? The Health Benefits of Sleeping Outside

Several studies in recent years have shown that one surprising method for escalating sleep quality and improving overall health is moving from sleeping indoors to the fresh air of the outdoors. One of the biggest reasons sleeping outside…

The Health Benefits of Honey

Did you know that September is National Honey Month? Honey is a real superfood, created from beginning to end in nature. Honey has been used for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians who used it to treat and heal wounds, says…

An Ounce of Prevention….

It’s back-to-school time again…. Children all over the world are heading back to classrooms and schoolyard playgrounds. While those environments are nearly impossible to regulate, there are many preventative measures a health-conscious…

UNITED REFUAH FEATURED ON RECENT B-TANK EPISODE

United Refuah was proud to be featured on a recent B-Tank episode that was released on May 15th, 2019. Eli Ofel and Isaak Yakubov, founders of LEAA, a healthcare company that offers fast, reliable and comprehensive quality healthcare in the…

UNITED REFUAH IN THE NEWS

This past Shavuos, United Refuah HealthShare was featured in in the Binah Magazine! In a fascinating interview by Esty Mendelowitz, United Refuah’s Rabbi Moshe Katz described the United Refuah HealthShare process, values, and community. United…

HEALTHY CAMPFIRE COOKING

Who doesn’t love camping? The fresh air, the incredible views, the chance to spend time with family… But the real reason we love camping is the campfire food! Meals cooked over an open fire just taste better. Here are some simple, healthy…

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day life. Things don’t go well, schedules get messed up, plans fall through… basically, life happens. And it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut of negativity. It’s human nature to dwell on failure…

SHAVUOS — EVERYTHING IN MODERATION

As Shavuos draws closer, there’s one thing on all our minds. Cheesecake! There’s nothing like a good slice of cheesecake to go with a steaming cup of coffee on Shavuos morning. And there are also cheese bars, pastas, and all sorts of dairy…

SUNSCREEN: A MODERN MIRACLE

The sun is finally coming out, and we’re all SO happy to welcome sunshine back into our lives! The most important thing to remember is to make sure to use SUNSCREEN! Sunscreen is a real wonder of technology. It’s the closest thing…

“SLEEP IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN FOOD”

The above headline was published by the Harvard Business Review. Do you believe that’s true? Think about it: If you were to starve yourself for a week, you’d probably be extremely hungry and weak by the end of it. But, on the whole,…

THE ANSWER? FOCUS ON HEALTH

Americans spend more on healthcare than any other country in the world, yet we are far from the healthiest. According to research done in recent years, average American life expectancy has declined.  Why’s that? According to Sandra…

IT’S CHOL HAMOED–WHAT SHOULD I EAT?

Even if you planned out your menu for Yom Tov, it’s easy to overlook Chol Hamoed. Don’t forget — you need to eat on Chol Hamoed too! You don’t want to go back on all the hard work it took to be careful to plan out a healthy Yom Tov…

PESACH AND YOUR HEALTH

After a long, extended winter, Pesach is finally here! Maintaining a healthy diet can be very tricky over Jewish holidays, because so much of the holiday revolves around family meals and food. Pesach can be particularly difficult, as there…

HEALTHCARE IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Healthcare and Politics – Are You Following? It’s no secret — healthcare has been the topic of many a debate in the political arena. There are numerous problems with the traditional healthcare system, and every political candidate…

United Refuah HealthShare 101

If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken the steps to learn more about how health-sharing can help you. Congrats! Health-sharing may still be one of the best-kept secrets in America and our mission is to spread it–particularly to the…