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Dr. Steven Charlap

Holistic Medicine
Boca Raton, FL
39 years experience male

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With an MD from NYU, and a MBA from Harvard, and residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Charlap is the founder of MDPrevent, a primary care, holistic medicine and wellness practice focused on helping patients stay healthy by addressing common risk factors that often lead to disease. He avoids the use of pills, both medications and supplements, whenever possible.

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Holistic Medicine

Preventive Medicine

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915 Answers
37 Agrees
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Not in pill form: Beta-carotene can be found in carrots, sweet potatoes, etc. It is wise to include such vegetables in your diet. However, don't take beta-carotene in p... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Yoga: Yoga is the perfect exercise for you. It helps you stretch and relaxes at the same time. You need to eat lots of fruits and vegetables with folate (fo... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Alzheimer's???: Rapid onset of dementia like symptoms is often not alzheimer's. It can be another form of dementia such as vascular or multi-infarct (mini strokes) de... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Limit peanut butter: Nuts are a healthy part any diet, but peanuts are not strictly a nut. An eight year harvard study showed that the women who ate the most nuts gained t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Avoid supplements: Eat fresh or frozen vegetables but avoid extracts stripped of many nutrients and fiber found in the whole vegetable. It's a scam.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Could be the man: It takes two to have a baby and the problem may not lie with you. Have your partner checked out as well to see if its you or him. If it's you, go to a... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Smoothies: Raw, vegan smoothies made from a variety of fruits and vegetables, plus nuts and seeds, are the best way to get more calories than you can easily eat,... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: A mile is good if it takes at least 30-45 minutes, which should be your daily goal. Also, food is still the most important factor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Not healthy but...: Coconut oil actually is not healthy but it is a good alternative to butter and margarine for baking purposes. Its main fat, a saturated fat called lau... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Too much water can overwhelm the colon's ability to absorb it all and can definitely cause watery stools.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Use prenatal vitamin: Ask your ob-gyn for his or her recommended product. Most important to get enough folate (folic acid).
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
No: In fact, it may contribute to weight gain depending on what else you are eating.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Yes and yes: The definition of malnutrition is the absence of key nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, Amino Acids and fatty acids. Without these nutrients, the b... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Stool is made up of the waste byproducts of what you eat, plus dead bacteria and sloughed cells from your intestine. If the food you eat contains litt... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
In: In any conflict, ask yourself if you want to be right or happy, and then choose happy.
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: Meat is a source of essential Amino Acids and is considered a complete protein because it contains all 9 of the essential amino acids. It also contain... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
May be other causes: Are you also suffering from fatigue, heat/cold intolerance, skin changes, etc. If yes to any of these, you may want to ask your doctor to check your t... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
If it works, yes: For many the alternative is a lifetime of taking acid reducers so if this stops acid and/or food from backing up from the stomach to the esophagus by ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Maybe: If you lose weight in general from the exercise, your butt may get smaller. Eating less fattening foods can also help you lose weight. There are exerc... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: You have to check the ingredients and make sure there is no duplication. Acetaminophen, for example, can appear in many cold remedies and too much Ace... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Tell them why: I have always found if people understand the why and what, it is easier to teach the how. For all of human history, other than the past few hundred ye... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Don't: Don't medicate with antihistamines to fall asleep.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Food and exercise: Choosing the right foods is more important than eating small amounts of unhealthy and "fattening" foods. Speak to a registered dietitian about the be... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: The two are not related. Proboitics are simply healthy bacteria.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: There are benefits to limiting meat and dairy, but your body does need vitamin b12, so in addition to eating mostly plant based foods, you should add ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Saline rinse: Saline rinses, over the counter nasal decongestants and non-drowsy antihistamine like loratidine can reduce nasal mucosa swelling.Don't use nasal spra... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Don't give up: First, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Changes will come with time. Keep exercising at least 30 minutes per day to the point it is difficult to sing... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Yes but..: Not necessary. Probiotics will not help a healthy gut so don't bother taking them.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Usually minimal: While one engages in sexual intercourse, some calories are consumed, unless you are going at it for hours and very vigorous, u it would be minimal cal... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Not a muscle: The penis is not a muscle.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Hard to do: It's almost impossible to lose weight from just one body area. You can lose fat and build-up muscle by exercising that area, but muscle adds weight an... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Diet and Exercise: You have to do exercise that doesn't build too much muscle as muscle will add extra bulk to your legs. So do pilates, yoga, and other stretching combi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Needs doctor: Either a psychiatrist or psychologist can help treat depression, which is what it sounds like you friend has. Also encourage exercise, which has been ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
No: You may be bruising for other reasons such as low platelets, but it shouldn't happen repeatedly because you donate blood. Are you on Aspirin or taking... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Veggies and nuts: Veggies except porato and cirn, nuts, wild fish, beans, seeds are all low carb. Don't obsess on avoiding any healthy non-processed foods. Avoid fried ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Fruit smoothies/nuts: Fruit smoothies that are unsweetened and mixed nuts are both great ways to add healthy calories.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Eat healthy: One ofthe keys to losing weight and keeping it off is to do it in a thoughtful and meaningful way. This includes having the right perspective on food,... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Ignore: In harvard study, the women who ate most nuts over 8 years gained the least weight.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Congratulations: That's a great pace. Just keep going at this pace and it will be healthy and sustainable.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Many ways: There are multle ways to reduce cholesterol. I reduced mine by changing my diet and exercising more. This is the best way. Eliminate fried foods, food... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Trust him or her?: Not to cause issues, but are you sure your partner has been faithful? You are not the only one that could have contracted HIV from someone else. If yo... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Repetitions: Repetitions build tone while increasing weights build mass.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
What in cookies?: Sugar?Caffeine? White flour? Hard to say if you are having a reaction to some ingredient you don't usually eat or it's an emotional reaction to eatin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Get it from food: All people need vitamin b6 but most get it from food and so should you. It is present in many green vegetables. Eat well and you don't need to take it... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: Although b vitamins are water soluble, which means you don't store them, excessive amounts are not recommended. Instead eat green, cruciferous vegetab... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Certain vitamins, such as vitamin d, which is fat soluble and can build up in body, have levels where they become toxic. The level for vitamin d is 12... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Normal: It is normal to have some residual urine drops at the end of excretion. You can try kegel exercises but it is nothing to worry about.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: Not all carbs are equal. The carbs in most fruits and vegetables (potatos and corn are an exception) are much different than the carbs you find in pas... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Cross country sking: Cross-country skiing is known as the highest intensity work-out. Otherwise, interval training burns a lot of calories. There are no easy ways to burn ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Eat healthy: One ofthe keys to losing weight and keeping it off is to do it in a thoughtful and meaningful way. This includes having the right perspective on food,... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 13, 2013
a great physician with accurate answers. very helpful. thank you!
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Charlap is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Dx'd yrs ago, chronic pain too. My psych dr & my pain dr have NO interest in 'talking'. It's up to me to advocate for myself. Pillsss. Always looking 4 new info. On Fetz...Read More
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks! Always wondered about this...feel terrible after eating nuts but test shows no allergy. And no sinus or breathing problems.
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank You! I am having, B.p. high abou135/110, I have priscribed, with NEBI H. Daily In The morningControlled Any sugetion. By you. I am f

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard University
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Harvard Business School Dean's Award
Top Doctor, Second Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL - Winter
2013
Top Holistic Medicine Practitioner, Second Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

MDPrevent
Sara Levine,MD
Jessica Kordansky, PhD
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