About Nick Polizzi

Nick Polizzi has spent his career directing and producing feature length documentaries about natural alternatives to conventional medicine. Nick's current role as executive producer of "Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness" and founder of The Sacred Science stems from a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the ancient knowledge and healing technologies of the ancient world.

What Being Naked In The Snow Taught Me

7 years ago, during a rite of passage in a snowy Connecticut forest, I learned firsthand the power of cold and hot temperatures to transform us. I had been invited to spend some time with a traveling shaman, who we’ll call Juan, and his inner circle of friends for the weekend. I knew that anything was possible, but I never would have predicted the lesson I was about to receive. On the second day of my visit, I was sitting on the stone hearth of a warm fireplace, connecting with some very ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

Helping the Healers Who Help Us

A while back, we shared a powerful drumming ritual from one of our spiritual brothers, Dan Hull.  Despite the loss of use of his legs years ago, Dan has continued to heal many others through his powerful ceremonies. His dedication to spreading love and the teachings of the Red Road is as strong as ever. Over the years, one thing that hasn’t been quite as strong is Dan’s hand-controlled van, which allowed him to remain independent and physically reach many people to assist them... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings

3 Promising Native Remedies For Cancer

If there’s one word in the English language that has the power to stop anyone in their tracks, it’s “cancer”. This shadowy disease can impact your life and the lives of everyone you know, even if you don’t have it. My grandmother died of cancer when I was 16 years old and it hit me like a bolt of lightning. Her passing shook us as a family and still hurts to think about today. Without knowing the specifics, I can safely say that you’ve endured a similar loss ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

This Iroquois Autumn Soup Holds Many Secrets

Up here in the northern hemisphere, we’re entering a beautiful time of year when the weather remains warm even as the colder months approach. In the States, we call it “Indian Summer”, but this is experienced by many countries across Europe and Asia as well. In Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Estonia, and Finland this warm period of autumn is called “Old Women’s Summer”. This is the time of the harvest, and with the bounty of fresh produce available from local farms, ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

You Are Your Greatest Ally

Human beings are incredible creatures, capable of doing so much good. Many folks spend their entire day giving to others—physical care, emotional support, intellectual ideas, and more—and they do it without a second thought. BUT, we “two-leggeds” are not always great at taking care of our own needs. We frequently prioritize other people and projects over our own basic care, whether that is spiritual support and nourishment, or something more immediate and physical. When it comes... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

Wisdom From The Women Of Standing Rock

I was sitting in a coffee shop in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the night it hit me: I had to go to Standing Rock to document all sides of the ongoing #NoDAPL fight. This has happened before, a film choosing me, rather than my choosing it. Also familiar was what happened just four days later, when I realized that the story I had set out to investigate wasn’t the one that needed to be told. The first person I contacted was Pearl Daniel-Means, whose Lakota name is Iyoyanbya Izanzan Win, or “Bright ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Wise Woman
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