At 64, veteran entertainer and Australian media personality, Denise Drysdale, is still singing and dancing her way across Australia and keeping us thoroughly entertained on the telly. But like many people of a certain age, Denise needs a little medicinal help to maintain her general health and well-being.
Denise is currently promoting the natural medicine Iberogast® – a natural alternative to PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) prescribed by doctors for the relief of heartburn and indigestion. Denise recently made the switch from PPIs to Iberogast and says the natural medicine has worked just as well for her as the medication prescribed by a doctor. Before making the switch, Denise was taking the prescribed medication for about five years.
“It was either take something for the condition or change my lifestyle and I wasn’t interested in that,” Denise told Australian Women Online. “I’d rather take a pill than change.”
“When we get older we all start to take things we hope are going to improve our health. But to know that I’m not taking something synthetic now is pretty fabulous,” she said.
Denise’s experience with Iberogast isn’t uncommon. A recent clinical trial funded by the Australian Government with a National Health and Medical Research Council grant, revealed that Iberogast (sold by Flordis), works as well as proton pump inhibitors with less chance of symptoms returning after stopping treatment.
“It not only helps with indigestion and heartburn, it’s good for stomach pain, that feeling of fullness, gas and all those things that go with Irritable Bowel Syndrome,” says Denise. “I haven’t been on it for long but I just went and had nachos with chilli con carne for lunch – if that means anything.”
I’m always apprehensive when asking a woman’s age but Denise Drysdale told me without a moment’s hesitation that she is “Sixty-four and a half. And look, I’m just happy to still be here.”
Happy to still be here and doing the work she loves. Denise works all over Australia doing floor shows, conferences, stand-up, singing and dancing. But most of you will know her from her many appearances on Australian TV.
“I just did Celebrity Splash which was a diving thing and that’s finished now thank God!” Denise laughs. “I was terrified. It was awful.”
“Anything that I’ve done – like parachuting, paragliding – I’ve always wanted to go back and do it again. But not the diving. No…No.”
Although she is now approaching retirement age, Denise says she has no plans to retire.
“My general health is pretty good and I work all the time. I get bored very easily so I’ve got do something and the floor shows that I do keep me pretty fit,” she said. “While ever they keep asking, I’ll keep doing it.”
For more information about Iberogast visit the website: www.flordis.com.au