Nerissa Bentley

Nerissa Bentley

Health writer and blogger

Nerissa Bentley is a mum of two and a Melbourne-based health writer and blogger. She writes health and medical content for a variety of national clients and is also working on her first novel. She loves coffee, lifting weights and enjoys the odd sneaky red wine.
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Articles by Nerissa

Man and woman running Healthier

What is our metabolism anyway

Your metabolism plays an important role in weight management. But what is it and how can you make it work for you?

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Nerissa Bentley 10 Jan 17 Healthy eating
Woman portioning food Healthier

Portion control: When size matters

When it comes to losing weight, many of us focus on making changes to our diet, but while ditching junk food is important, paying attention to how… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 09 Jan 17 Healthy eating
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Back-to-school checklist

Getting your child ready for a new school year can take a bit of planning, here’s a quick back-to-school checklist to help get you started.

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Nerissa Bentley 05 Jan 17 Raising children
Eggs Healthier

Eating for good cholesterol

Have you been told you have high cholesterol levels? Here are a few tips on how to make small changes to your diet to improve cholesterol levels, and… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 01 Dec 16 Healthy eating
Confused child Manage & Recover

Cholesterol explained

When you hear the word ‘cholesterol’, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s an evil substance. After all, so much attention is paid to our cholesterol… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 01 Dec 16 Heart health
Pastry Healthier

Fats: the good, the bad and the ugly

Navigating your way through the different types of fats can be really confusing. So we’ve broken down everything you need to know about which fats to… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 01 Dec 16 Healthy eating
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Weight loss: why a support network is vital

Losing weight can be difficult, but if you surround yourself with the right people, and recruit a few key players as part of your support group, you… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 30 Nov 16 Wellness
Juice Healthier

How to identify a fad diet

The internet is flooded with different diet tips, tricks, pills and promises. So how do you tell the difference between good diet advice and just… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 30 Nov 16 Healthy eating
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The art of reading food labels

Our supermarket shelves are filled with thousands of products, many of them claiming to be healthy. We’ll help you make sense of the label… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 27 Oct 16 Healthy eating
Woman on exercise bike Healthier

Weight loss plateaus: what to do?

You’ve been making an effort to lose weight and you've been doing well. But then your weight loss just stops. While this can be discouraging, don’t… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 27 Oct 16 Be active
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Over-the-counter pain medication:  What you need to know

Where would we be without painkillers? We’ve likely all used over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication to relieve those common aches and pains like… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 17 Oct 16 Wellness
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Screening tests that may save your life

Cancer is a common disease and major health problem in Australia. We look at some common screening tests that can help detect cancer early and why… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 22 Aug 16 Cancer
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Smoking and fertility

If you are hoping to have a baby and either you or your partner smoke, you need to quit for many reasons but also to help increase your chances of… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 22 Aug 16 Babies
Woman helping elderly lady walk Caring

Is it Alzheimer's or dementia?

Most of us have heard of Alzheimer’s disease, but what is it, and how does it differ from dementia?

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Nerissa Bentley 22 Aug 16 Dementia
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Eczema: what it is and how to treat it

Eczema is an inherited skin condition that is very common among babies and young children, affecting around 1 in 5 children under the age of two.… read more

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Nerissa Bentley 18 Aug 16 Babies

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