Common Sense Vs. Medical Nemesis


By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog

Re: So what do you recommend for me specifically to get my health back as soon as possible?

Thanks for this question.

So many people are confused by specificity in health issues that I’ll answer your question as a blog entry.


I don’t do “specific.” I’m not licensed to diagnose.

I don’t do consultations. I’m not licensed to advise people on a one-on-one basis.

One option would be consulting under the auspices of a medical doctor, except that would validate a licensing system I’m foursquare against.

My advice to EVERYONE is to read MEDICAL NEMESIS, a 1976 book by Ivan Illich.

It’s free online.


Individual rights are an asset to Western society, but health is common sense, not individual sense.


DIE-agnosis (knowledge of dying) is an interesting word.

Mainstream medicine abandoned common sense shortly after the Second World War.

Now we have customized sense, not common sense.

“Individualized medicine,” according to the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, “also known as personalized medicine or precision medicine, means tailoring diagnosis and treatment to each patient to optimize care.”

This fosters “learned helplessness,” by turning wellness over to technocratic experts, “trained to the highest level of their specialized incompetence,” to borrow a phrase from Medical Nemesis.


Make no mistake about it — Big Medicine and Big Pharma are Big Government.

It’s Big Brother CLASSIFYING people into ROLES — eugenics.


That’s brilliantly explained in THE UNDERGROUND HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION, by John Taylor Gatto, also available for free online.


High-level wellness is nothing but common sense …


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Natural Food

Dear Friends

Joie de Vivre (Exultation of Spirit)


According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …

“Health is something you cultivate. You can’t buy it in a store. Health is released from within.”


You can’t buy health in a consultation either.

Skype is better served communicating with friends, relatives, and potential spouses.


Ivan Illich (Medical Nemesis, 1976) wrote …

“In contrast to environmental improvements and modern nonprofessional health measures, the specifically medical treatment of people is never significantly related to a decline in the compound disease burden or to a rise in life expectancy.”

“Never” means … NEVER.

Help us bring down the Medical Colossus.

Don’t be fooled — 99 percent of the supplement industry is owned by this industrial monstrosity too.

Medical-Government Gigantism kills more people than all the plagues of the world combined.

Wake up and smell the Medical Miasma before we’re all exterminated by technocratic intervention.

'Common Sense Vs. Medical Nemesis' have 7 comments

  1. September 17, 2017 @ 3:18 pm Atom

    According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …

    “The five great physicians of the world are breathing, sleeping, eating, exercise, and shitting.”–e-books.php


  2. September 17, 2017 @ 3:20 pm Atom

    Ivan Illich (Medical Nemesis, 1976) wrote …

    “Awe-inspiring medical technology has combined with egalitarian rhetoric to create the impression that contemporary medicine is highly effective. Undoubtedly, during the last generation, a limited number of specific procedures have become extremely useful. But where they are not monopolized by professionals as tools of their trade, those which are applicable to widespread diseases are usually very inexpensive and require a minimum of personal skills, materials, and custodial services from hospitals. In contrast, most of today’s skyrocketing medical expenditures are destined for the kind of diagnosis and treatment whose effectiveness at best is doubtful.”

    Re: “skyrocketing medical expenditures.”

    This was published in 1976, 41 years ago!


  3. September 17, 2017 @ 3:28 pm Atom

    Ray Peat (“Intelligence and metabolism,” 2006-2016) wrote …

    “In a world run by corporation executives, university presidents (‘football is central to the university’s mission’), congressmen, bankers, oilmen, and agency bureaucrats, people with the intelligence of an ant (a warm ant) might seem outlandishly intelligent. This is because the benighted self-interest of the self-appointed ruling class recognizes that objective reality is always a threat to their interests. If people, for example, realized that estrogen therapy and serotonin-active drugs and x-rays and nuclear power and atomic bomb tests were beneficial only to those whose wealth and power derive from them, the whole system would lose stability. Feigned stupidity becomes real stupidity.”


  4. September 17, 2017 @ 3:48 pm Atom

    Tom Paine (Common Sense, 1776) wrote …

    “Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.”


  5. September 17, 2017 @ 6:21 pm Atom

    Philip Wylie (Generation of Vipers, 1942, 1955, 1970, 1983) wrote …

    “The doctors are giving us damned little healing.

    “And I am tired of the books they write to show us what fine fellows, what heroes, travelers, raconteurs, and connoisseurs of chablis they are. For my doctor, I want a connoisseur of feces. It is time and past time we writers undertook to compose treatises about the doctors. With them, as with the generals, it is not enough to be brave in the face of death; they must be bright, also, which is the rarer thing. Most of them are far from bright.

    “I daresay you have not had as much opportunity as I to pry backstage in the medical fraternity. A man needs veins flushed with liquid helium for that adventure, because these fellows have a system for deceiving us and doing away with us under circumstances of great suffering that is enough to turn your hair white. If they are incompetents and know it, they are apt to roar and chortle at the discomfiture and death they have caused by whacking out the wrong organs and giving the wrong drugs. If they are able, they particularly treasure a host of gruesome stories about their inept associates, who, they will assure you with a shrug, have no more right to open up a human peritoneum than they have to undertake the government of India. But they never even think of stopping the meddlesome assassins.”


  6. September 23, 2017 @ 11:48 pm Amber

    Atom, do you have a recommended source of dolomite powder?? Gracias :)


    • September 24, 2017 @ 7:20 pm Atom

      We use Kal Dolomite Powder whenever we need extra bone-building.

      So we haven’t supplemented with it for 3 years now. :)


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