A family residing in the center of the coronavirus outbreak is sharing holistic practices and gentle reminders to ease the growing anxiety across the social stratosphere.
On Monday (March 16) Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness shared a video from The Shirleys Family on Twitter, a family of four from Jamaica who is currently residing in Wuhan, China. “We want you to know that in spite of the worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and there is hope,” Eileen, the matriarch of the family says.
In addition to discussing their devotion to their faith and staying indoors, the family also shared a drink from their native home that has reportedly boosted their immune system. It includes a strong mix of garlic, honey, ginger, sour oranges, and apple cider vinegar. While it might not be tasty to the masses, it does the job for them as none of the four members have contracted the coronavirus.
All of the ingredients have strong health benefits. Apple cider vinegar fights bacteria, aids weight loss, reduces cholesterol, lowers blood sugar levels, and improves the symptoms of diabetes. Garlic and ginger have been proven to help combat the common cold and can reduce blood pressure. While organic honey can be hard to find, it can heal wounds, kill unwanted bacteria and fungus, treat digestive issues and much more. Sour oranges, known as Citrus aurantium, can help aid weight loss, indigestion, fungal skin infections, athletic performance, and reduce high blood pressure.
Eileen stresses that their practices aren’t a seal on the virus and that it might not work for everyone. But something that will work for everyone is the Shirleys’ amazing sense of optimism. “This war can be won, and it will be won if everyone plays their part,” their youngest son Cruz says. “We can limit the spread by taking personal responsibility for our safety and obeying the instructions that the government and authorities give us. This everybody’s fight.”
Watch their insightful video below.
A Jamaican family living in Wuhan, China where the Coronavirus (Covid-19) was first discovered, had a message for us back home currently dealing with the outbreak. The family shared some useful tips; here’s their story. pic.twitter.com/RPRM9AtLyW
— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) March 16, 2020