Health Tips



For added protection against the Coronavirus, place one or two drops of Six Bandits on your face mask. The volatile oils should help reduce the viral and bacterial concentration near your face. For a more pleasant aroma, add a drop or two of lemon oil. Lemon oil has anti-viral properties.


Six Bandits is an essential oil blend that you can diffuse in a room or area and reduce the viral and bacterial counts. You can also place it in an inhaler or just put a drop or two on a kleenex and place the kleenex in your shirt pocket. An interesting bit of history. In 1722 during the plague, individuals that worked in the perfume industry remained immune to the plague. This discovery led to the development of the famous 'Four Thieves' Vinegar, a portion so-called because a quartet of robbers in Marseilles during the great plague of 1722, would rub themselves all over with an extract of essential oils before plundering the bodies of stricken victims. This led to Medi-Thrift Drugs developing Six Bandits. We add an extra anti-viral essential oil and anti-bacterial essential oil to the mixture.

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It contains not one but three ingredients to help kill viruses and bacteria. It has special hydrating oils that moisturize the skin. It includes a special ingredient that coats the surface of the skin to prevent the entry of bacteria and viruses.

Nothing on the market compares to this product.



If you are using a Hand Sanitizer not purchased from Medi-Thrift Drugs, you need to consider one of our Anti-Aging creams for your hands. The alcohol-based hand sanitizers will remove oils from your skin. The alcohol-based sanitizers can be dangerous if you do not also use a moisturizer. A well moisturized and hydrated skin is essential in preventing bacteria and viruses from entering through the hands. Medi-Thrift's RAINFOREST SECRETS HYDRATING AND MOISTURIZING HAND GEL contains ingredients that hydrate and moisturize the skin. It also contain two silicon ingredients that not only soothe the skin; it also forms a barrier against bacteria and viruses.

RAINFOREST SECRETS BOTANICAL BOTOX EXTRA STRENGTH or any of the RAINFORESTSECRETS ANTI-AGING CREAMS contain over thirty ingredients that hydrate, moisturize, and improve the skin condition. You must condition your hand if you use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and our ANTI-AGINGS CREAMS can accomplish that task.


Facts about the Coronavirus - Sent to me by Jerry "Paco" Marquette

From a friend who is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, quite informative.

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (RNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only

-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),

-4 hours (copper and wood)

-24 hours (cardboard),

- 42 hours (metal) and

-72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.

* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.


JUST DEVELOPED! New Hand Protection Gel!

I just developed a fantastic new non-alcohol hand protection gel. You will not believe how fantastic it makes your hands feel. It has anti-viral and bacterial properties.

Visit and look under tips for more information about new products available at Medi-Thrift Drugs in Harrisonburg.

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One of the ways alcohol hand sanitizers work is that the alcohol in the sanitizer dissolves the viruses cell wall. One of the new HandGels not only contains alcohol, it also contains an emulsifier that dissolves fats and oils and theoretically the cell wall of the virus. The new Hand Gel dissolves oils by two mechanisms and this makes it different from any other product. In addition, it now contains silicon to help hydrate the skin and provide a barrier to bacteria and viruses. A nurse practitioner was telling me about one of her older patients that had burned hands from using alcohol-based hand sanitizers. They may be dangerous because the cracked skin will allow bacteria and viruses to enter the body. The Medi-Thrift product moisturizes and hydrated the skin and keeps the skin healthy. It contains an emulsifier and alcohol that dissolve the cell wall of the virus. It contains silicon that acts as a barrier to prevent bacteria and viruses from entering the body.

The non-alcohol Hand Gel contains an emulsifier that should dissolve the cell wall of the virus. In addition, it contains anti-viral and anti-bacterial ingredients that may stop other infections. It also keeps the skin healthy and has silicon to help prevent the virus from entering through the skin.

The more you use either of the Hand Gels, the healthier your hands become, unlike the alcohol hand sanitizers that damage the skin.


Possible way to prevent or lessen the effects of the Coronavirus. This is only a theory, nothing is proven.

I just had a conversation with Dr. Gallaspy and his theory about the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus needs nitrogen to replicate. Most patients he has seen with the coronavirus has had high ammonia levels. Just maybe, if you lower the ammonia levels in the body, the virus will have less of a chance to replicate. One very inexpensive way to reduce the ammonia levels is to take Lactulose twice a day. A small amount of Lactulose,1/3 to 1/2 teaspoonful in yogurt or orange juice twice a day, would be sufficient to lower ammonia levels. Other ways to lower ammonia levels in the body. Take zinc supplements. Zinc can play an important role in increasing the amount of ammonia that your body is able to excrete. Talk to your doctor about whether a zinc supplement could help your ammonia levels decrease. Take a multivitamin. Take glutamine supplements. Glutamine supplements have been shown to decrease ammonia levels in endurance athletes. Talk to your doctor about whether taking this supplement might help manage your ammonia levels. - Glutamine supplementation can be dangerous in people with liver failure. It’s important to discuss any supplements with your doctor before taking them If you would like to discuss this theory, call John at Medi-Thrift Drugs, Inc.


Six Bandits is an essential oil blend that you can diffuse in a room or area and reduce the viral and bacterial counts. You can also place it in an inhaler or just put a drop or two on a kleenex and place the kleenex in your shirt pocket. An interesting bit of history. In 1722 during the plague, individuals that worked in the perfume industry remained immune to the plague. This discovery led to the development of the famous 'Four Thieves' Vinegar, a portion so-called because a quartet of robbers in Marseilles during the great plague of 1722, would rub themselves all over with an extract of essential oils before plundering the bodies of stricken victims. This led to Medi-Thrift Drugs developing Six Bandits. We add an extra anti-viral essential oil and anti-bacterial essential oil to the mixture.



What You Can Do To Help Prevent Yourself From Getting The Coronavirus.

There are two essential actions you need to do. First, stop doing anything that suppresses your immune system, and second, improve your immune system and detoxification pathways. Things that suppress the immune system are sugar consumption, food allergies, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, nutritional deficiencies, stress, lack of exercise, to name a few. Consider three ounces of sugar in any form results in a 50% reduction in white cell activity for one to five hours. That is like going into a battle, and two-thirds of your army decides to take a nap instead of fighting. The second action is to improve detoxification pathways and your immune system. A simple way to enhance detoxification is to take 500mgs of Vitamin C daily. At the first sign of a cold, etc. take three to six grams daily. Vitamin C will increase the glutathione in the liver and detoxify pathogens. At Medi-Thrift Drugs, we will access your situation and plan a protocol individualized for you. Look for more tips on our webpage,

MEDI-THRIFT HEALTH TIP by John Costanza, R.Ph.


Would you like to know about a natural anti-depressant that will not cost you one penny?

It is rather simple, go out of your way to do something nice for someone today. It can be as simple as a smile.Guess what will happen? It will raise the endorphins in your brain. Endorphins are chemicals that help to relieve pain or stress, and boost happiness.


Every evening, write in your journal the things for which you may be grateful in your life, and focus on the benefits or ‘gifts’ received in your day, week, or in your life. It deals with simple everyday pleasures, people, moments of beauty of nature, or acts of kindness from others. We do not usually consider them as a gift but, today, think of it from this perspective. Take a moment to really savor them, think about their value, then write them down in your diary.


Article #1

These articles will show you how to improve your health and reduce the chances of getting cancer.

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Check estrogen ratio: 2/16 hydroxyestrogens

Reduce plastic, pesticide & commercial meats

Eat at least 1 cup cruciferous vegetables daily

Consider NitroGreens contains sprouted cruciferous vegetables

Flax Seeds improves 2/16 hydroxyestrone ratio

Optimal EFAs


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Supplements to consider:

1] Calcium-D-Glucarate

2] DIM

3] Glucoraphanin ( from broccoli extract)

4] Vitamin D

5] Grape SeedExtract (OPC)

6] PomegranateSeed Oil

7] Curcumin

8] Poly-Resveratrol-SR

9] Lycopene

Article # 1 Article Summary: If you don’t want to read this article, this is a summary. Cruciferous vegetables contain compounds that help the body detoxify dangerous estrogens and pesticides. When estrogens are metabolized ( broken down) by the body, they form two metabolites, 16alpha hydroxyestrone metabolite, potent cancer “enhancer” and 2-hydrolase estrogen metabolite which actually “protects” us against cancer. Cruciferous veggies contain multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties: diindolylmethane, sulforaphane, and selenium. What they do is shift the ratio to the 2-hydrolase estrogen, which is safe.

Synthetic estrogens, whether from prescriptions or estrogen mimics, can alter the chances for breast and other types of cancer. The bad news is that our society is swimming in a sea of estrogen. Estrogen mimics or xenoestrogens are used in plastic bottles that hold pop and bottled water and in plastic wraps that wrap supermarket meats and vegetables, etc. Many of the pesticides and herbicides on our fruits and vegetables have estrogen-like activity. The meats we eat are also increasing our estrogen levels. Animals are fed estrogen to increase their water weight before slaughter. I remember a few years back when a friend of mine showed me a product that could make my cattle gain two pounds a day. I looked at the product, and it was a synthetic estrogen. I would not use the product. He said, “It doesn’t make any difference if you do or don’t; this is what cattle are fed at the feedlot.”

Grass-fed cattle produce meat which has a safer Omega3/Omega6 ration and is hormone-free.

Cruciferous Vegetables:Eat at least 1 cup daily to detoxify& keep good to bad estrogen ratio in balance.

arugula, bokchoy, broccoflower, broccoli, broccoli rabe, broccoli romanesco,

brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese broccoli, Chinese cabbage,

collards, cress, daikon, Ethiopian mustard, flowering cabbage greens,

horseradish, kale, kohirabi, mizuna, mustard greens,

mustard seeds ( brown, white &black), napa cabbage, radish rutabaga, Siberian kale,

tatsoi, turnip root, wasabi, watercress, wrapped heart mustard cabbage

Article #2

Important supplement to consider for protection from breast and prostate cancer.

Hormone Protect® is an ideal combination of DIM (diindolylmethane) and truebroc™ (glucoraphanin) that helps protect estrogen-sensitive tissues by promoting healthy estrogen metabolism and supporting detoxification and neutralization of harmful estrogen metabolites and xenoestrogens.

DIM in Brassica vegetables has potent anti-cancer activity.

Research has demonstrated that glucoraphanin another compound in broccoli sprouts when converted to sulforphane inhibits cancer cells and induces apoptosis(cell death).

*Supports Healthy Estrogen Metabolism

*Supports a Healthy Ratio of 2-OH:16alpha-OH

*Supports Detoxification of Estrogen Metabolites/Intermediates

*Supports Cellular Health in Estrogen-Sensitive Tissues

*Helps Protect Against Damaging Reactive Oxygen Species, DNA-Damaging Electrophiles, and Cytokines

*Supports Antioxidant Activity with SGS

Article #3


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Breast Cancer Prevention - Dietary Considerations - Supplements

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CuraMed Breast provides crucial support for breast health

Maintains healthy breast tissue

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  • Defends against oxidative stress*

CuraMed Breast provides strong ingredients to promote overall breast health.*

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•Breast, Uterine, Prostate and Colon Health

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•Detoxification of Environmental Stressors

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Article #5

When applying Rainforest Secrets Hydrating and Moisturizing Hand Gel rub it in the hands thoroughly and let it dry for about thirty seconds. The initial tackiness will disappear and leave the hands smooth and protected.

Post from a satisfied customer.

From Mary Morgan: The hand sanitizer I got for the pharmacy this morning is amazing, I've NEVER had anything that could take the smell of thrush and hoof off my hands. I'm going to have to get some more of that stuff.