Wellness Warriors ..Spirit, Mind, Body
Wellness Warriors is a Christian health and wellness ministry that was started at the First Baptist Church Panama City, Florida in 2006 by brother Larry Barnes and Bill Zahler. We seek to provide accurate, well researched information that will provide a buffer between health conscious consumers and those aspects of the food industry that provide harmful products. We initially provided monthly health and wellness seminars within the church and then in 2009 decided to broaden our scope and include all of the Bay County, Florida community in our outreach. This web page represents another move forward to a broader community and an opportunity for another level of exposure for this important, and unique information. WZ
Bill Zahler is a retired USAF Biomedical Sciences Corp officer, mental health care provider and Clinical Social Worker with degrees from the University of Miami (BA, 1970), Barry University (MSW, 1974) and University of Oklahoma (MPA, 1985). He is a Vietnam veteran: Bien Hoa AB, RVN, 1965-66. He was on the staff of 8 Air Force medical centers and hospitals and held faculty positions at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and at Wright State University School of Medicine. He worked continuously as a mental health clinician from 1972 to 1998. From 1996-1998 he worked at the Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort (CARE) in Panama City, Florida as the Director of the Bay Outpatient Clinic and as a grant administrator. He has completed a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and completed Dr.John McDougall's 'Starch Solution Certification Program. He and his wife, Jean, live in Panama City Florida where he provides health and wellness seminars in the community . He is an active member of First Baptist Church Panama City, Florida.
We seek to stay abreast of developments in the areas of Lifestyle and Preventive Medicine and we follow closely several of the leaders in those fields and certain theologians and Christian commentators. We are quite diligent in screening our information providers; these are well-informed scientists, medical practitioners and other health and wellness specialists. We urge you to read their books and take advantage of their other media. September 2017. wz
Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Keith Block, Brendon Brazier, Dan Buettner, Dr. T Colin Campbell, Dr. Thomas Campbell, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Don Colbert, Dr. Craig Conner, Dr. Garth Davis, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Franklin Graham, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Joel Kahn, Dr. Michio Kaku, Dr. David Katz, Dr. David Kessler, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. George Malkmus, Dr. James Merritt, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. D.L. Moody Dr. Ralph Moss, Jeff Novick, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Pam Popper, Dr. Charles Stanley, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi,
Also, note that we have no financial interest in promoting health and wellness. We sell no food supplements or other health products and do not charge a fee for our seminars. In an effort to avoid financial/product promotion bias, we do not promote multilevel marketing organizations. Our only interests are in disseminating honest, unbiased, well researched information about improving human health, preventing disease and promoting Jesus Christ and His Word as the primary guidance for our lives. wz
Please note that nothing on this web site should be construed as medical advice. If you suffer from any significant medical condition, check with your physician before making major changes in your self care. wz