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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Finding the Three-Story Scrapbook

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


As I wrote in a recent Fresh Pick installment, I enjoy collecting stories and treasured memories from people who have a connection with Chiropractic’s early years — tales, which I often find escape our chiro-history texts. While these stories can sometimes be difficult, if not impossible, to fact-check, I still find that they allow me to be a better ChiroPicker.  For they often provide missing clues — acting as that needed breadcrumb — to bring me (and I’m sure other chiro-historians) closer to unearthing other great discoveries.

Here’s another one of my favorites:

Dr. Gary Street joined up with the now late Dr. Merwyn Zarbuck to assist him in his twenty-five year quest for BJ Palmer’s scrapbook.

BJ, as you may know, wrote about his scrapbook in the Green Book series and stated it was not actually a book per se, but files upon files of anything and everything documenting chiropractic’s history from its conception.

Old FilesThe scrapbook contained notebooks, journals, newspaper clippings, publications, and letters.

And while BJ wrote about this compilation, he did not state where it was kept — which would have been a big deal, because the files were rumored to have occupied three floors! 

Surely, a collection this large would be easy to find after a cursory search about the campus.  But then again, the references to BJ as “The Little Builder” were not made in vain. He was constantly constructing additions at the Palmer School — acquiring neighboring properties for expansion to allow him to interconnect his buildings. Perhaps during these structural revisions the three-floor-scrapbook got “misplaced.” Continue reading



Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Saving the Writing on the Wall: BJ’s Epigrams Gain New Life

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


You can imagine that as the ChiroPicker, my eyes are always open looking for cool vintage items that represent the history of chiropractic. Sometimes these items are not the dusty, old antiques you’d expect. Sometimes they are not even something you can hold — like stories.  For this particular Fresh Pick installment, and the couple that follow, I want to share some of these finds.

I love the story of Dr. Robert Borer’s search for BJ’s original epigrams.  Epigrams, of course, are pithy sayings or remarks that express an idea or concept in a cleaver and amusing way. To say that BJ had an affinity for them would be an understatement for sure.

Palmer Epigram wallUp to the year of BJ’s death the Palmer School of Chiropractic was covered with these thought-provoking quotes — from the bathroom walls to the sides of the buildings.

All free wall space was fair game.  “Get the Big Idea. All Else Follows” and “The Power that Made the Body, Heals the Body” are just two examples (more here).

However after BJ’s passing, his son David assumed the presidency of the school and had the epigrams painted over in favor of a fresh coat of paint. Most did not survive the Palmer College of Chiropractic’s facelift, but a few did.  One area where the “writing on the wall” still can be seen is on top of the D.D. Palmer Memorial Building (Up’E’nuf).  It was here that the epigrams were actually etched into the roof ledge walls — a technique that was certainly safe from the brush of paint.

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Episode 166 — Dr. James Chestnut, Dr. Bruce Lipton, and D.D. Palmer’s Sweet Home

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Title: Dr. James Chestnut, Dr. Bruce Lipton, and Dr. D.D. Palmer’s Sweet Home

Episode Number: 166

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 08/03/13

Run Time: 171:59

Description:   Join Dr. Thomas Lamar for a “Bee”-Rated Episode with A-Rated Content as he podcasts hive-side!  Headlining this sweet as honey episode are TWO amazing powerhouses for chiropracTIC:  The Eat Well, Move Well, and Think Well chiropracTOR, Dr. James Chestnut; and the Epigenetic Dr. Bruce Lipton!  Plus travel back in time as Lamar chats with Dr. Myron Brown and ChiroPicker, Todd Waters, about the one and only “Sweet Home” — the bee and raspberry farm of the man who would one day discover the great profession of chiropractic, DD Palmer. Plus Dr. Lamar grabs Special Agent Paul Reed to talk “Mission Possible” for the upcoming 2013 ChiroFest.  And if all that were not enough, there’s banter with Bee Keeper Dan, a Spinal Column Reblog, AND the Big TOR on Campus featuring Dr. Katina Manning. (James Chestnut interview recorded at the 2012 California Jam in Costa Mesa, California.  Interview with Dr. Bruce Lipton recorded in Auckland, New Zealand, May 2012).

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Wellness Prevention Paradigm• Learn more about Dr. James Chestnut:

– Doctor website: TheWellnessPractice.com

– Public website: WellnessAndPrevention.com

– Nutritional line: InnateChoice.com

– James on Facebook

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• Learn more about Brett Jones:

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• Other Stuff Talked About on the Show:


• Learn more about the California Jam:

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– Website: CaliforniaJam.org

– Website: DeadChiropracticSociety.com

– Facebook California Jam – Dead Chiropractic Society


Check out the Cal Jam Interview Archives! (plus see who’s still the cue for release)




Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — The Story of Finding Sweet Home

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


Sweet Home Monument: Site of “Sweet Home”  - 1870’s Apiary, Nursery And Former Residence Of Daniel David Palmer Founder of ChiropracticOn September 18, 1997, one hundred and two years after D.D. Palmer delivered the profession’s first adjustment, adventuring chiropractic historians, Dr. Myron Brown and Dr. Gene Zdrazil, set a modest stone marker on a piece of land once owned by the founder — a piece of land that Palmer affectionately referred to as “Sweet Home.”  

For Brown and Zdrazil, memorializing this historic location of chiropractic was easy. Finding it was hard. Continue reading



Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — PALMERGRAM Proves Conflicts Clarify

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


As a non-DC, but avid DC-historian, I can speak with some authority when I say chiropractors have never had an easy time selling what they do to the public.  Although chiropractic is beneficial to the health of man, it is difficult to quickly explain to the layperson what it is — and on the flip side, what it isn’t.  Chiropractic concepts are further complicated when potential patients must “unlearn” what hearsay has taught them.

From its beginning, the chiropractic profession has been smeared by other practitioners of health care, driven by competition and misunderstanding.

However, there was a period in chiropractic’s early life where the profession was under attack by clowns…  Literally.

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Remembering Reggie Collection: Finding “The Golden Facts of Life — and Health”

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


reggie-gold-chiropractor(2)Reggie Gold one of Chiropractic’s last living legends and master of communication passed away March 24 2012. I had little knowledge of Reggie until I heard his interviews here on Spinalcolumnradio.  

As a Picker of collectibles, one of my specialties is record LP’s.  The more unusual the subject matter on the record, the more interesting it becomes to me.  I am especially intrigued with spoken word records when an author reads his work, or a pilot instructs how to fly a plane, …or even when — as you’ll soon find out — a master at communicating the chiropractic message demonstrates his art in front of a live audience.   Continue reading



Episode 154 — It’s all about the LOVE Baby! Married Chiro Couples, Love Bomb, and Fall in Love with Chiropractic with Dr. Martha Nessler

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Title: It’s all about the LOVE Baby: Married Chiro Couples, Love Bomb, and Fall in Love with Chiropractic with Dr. Martha Nessler

Episode Number: 154

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 02/01/13

Run Time: 159:00

Description:  It’s all about the LOVE Baby, as Dr. Thomas Lamar delivers a special Spinal Column Radio for Valentines.  Everything on today’s episode has something to do with LOVE, and if it doesn’t, then Lamar spins it so it DOES.  Join him and his sweetheart wife, Keri, for an episode of romance as they bring you three fantastic interviews that drip with LOVE.

First, from New Beginnings: what is it like to be a chiropractor when your spouse is ALSO a chiropractor?? Lamar finds out when he sits down with a panel of three married chiropractic couples, while a the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend, for and interview that quickly turns PG-13 (Drs. Kevin Jackson and Selina Sigafoose-Jackson; Drs. Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano; and Drs. Dan and Kim Gambino).

Then what would a LOVE Show be without producer/director Dr. Rhea Zimmerman talking about her movie Love Bomb — a chiropractic movie currently in production that explores love, human connection, and what we are capable of as human beings.

Finally, they take you back to the 2012 California Jam where Lamar catches Innate Girl, Dr. Martha Nessler, behind the mic for a great interview. Find out why this “super hero TOR” is all about getting people to “fall in LOVE with chiropractic.”

Of course, that’s just the core of their LOVE show, because there’s plenty more to go around including their romantic dinner on His and Hers Balimo Chairs, LOVE Show Gong Show, Water’s new book Chips From Sweet Home, Spizz, Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pics, and the latest developments from the CCE with a statement from Dr. Guy Riekeman — a chiropracTOR who sets the record straight, in LOVE.

(Married Chiropractic Couples Panel Interview recorded at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend in Long Branch, New Jersey. Dr. Martha Nessler interview recorded at the 2012 California Jam, Costa Mesa, California.  This episode is proudly sponsored by BalimoChairs.com).

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ON LOCATION in New Jersey

-22nd Anniversary-

ChiropracTORs in LOVE

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Married Chiropractic Couples

Gambino — Kevorkian/Giuliano — Jackson/Sigafoose-Jackson

New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends

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Dr. Thomas Lamar sits down at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend for a panel interview with chiropractors that are married to CHIROPRACTORS! (Left: Dan and Kim Gambino; Center: Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano; Right: Kevin Jackson and Selina Sigafoose-Jackson).

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Drs. Dan and Kim Gambino

Drs. Peter and Patti Giuliano

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Fall in LOVE with ChiropracTIC

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Dr. Thomas Lamar interviews Dr. Martha Nessler on Spinal Column Radio at the 2012 California Jam.

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Chips from Sweet Home -cover colorOther stuff talked about:

Chiro-Picker’s Article:

DD Palmer writing about ghosts???

Todd Water’s book:

Chips From Sweet Home

– Spizz Magazine article:

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Finding Harvey Lillard

Other Tales Behind the Mic

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 • Learn more about Love Bomb:

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– Give some LOVE to LOVE BOMB

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Guy Riekman DC fbDr. Guy Riekeman sets the record straight on his actions regarding the latest CCE proposal.

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• Please check out this episode’s sponsor, Balimo Chairs USA, and “LOVE on SCR by giving them your business!

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– Check out all of our Balimo episodes here.

• Learn more about New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends:

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– Facebook Chiropractic Philosophy Fan Page

– Facebook Chiropractic Group page  

– Facebook Chiropractic History Fan Page


Check out the New Beginnings Interview Archives!


• Learn more about the California Jam

CalJam6 gratefully alive

– Website: CaliforniaJam.org

– Website: DeadChiropracticSociety.com

– Facebook California Jam – Dead Chiropractic Society


Check out the Cal Jam Interview Archives! (plus see who’s still the cue for release)

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