Healthy Living Lecture Series: The Impact of Food on Health

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Mar. 9, 2017) --- Lee Health is pleased to bring you the next in a series of free lectures designed to cover a variety of health care topics to help improve your physical and mental well-being. These interactive and informative lectures are presented by Dr. Sal Lacagnina, system medical director of wellness and employee health.

Food is Medicine – even Hippocrates wrote about this around 400 B.C. So why are we not using food AS medicine? There are many medications which are plant derived. We know that naturally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices contain healthful chemicals which help us avoid disease and cancer.

Please join Dr. Sal for a fun, informative and interactive presentation if you want to learn more about the impact of food on health. This month’s lecture will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 28, in the auditorium at Lee Memorial Hospital from 12-1 p.m.

Seating for the lecture is limited and reservations are requested. Please call the Health and Wellness registration line at 424-3234.

The Healthy Living lecture series is presented as a program of Healthy Lee, a community resource that was created to empower and inspire the people of Lee County regarding healthy lifestyle choices through education and action. offers information about what we can do locally at home, at school, and in the workplace, such as nutrition and exercise info, smoking cessation, events to attend, health fairs, and more. Visit for more information.

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