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.

4 Sleep Secrets for Better Zzzs

As the winter solstice approaches here in the northern hemisphere, we’re seeing fewer hours of daylight – with the darkness arriving earlier each day. These months are nature’s way of taking a rest. Trees slow down and lose their leaves. Mammals go into hibernation. We, too, are mammals. And our ancient ancestors, who woke and slept with the rise and fall of the sun, used these months for deep rest and reflection. My family abides by these natural rhythms as well, and we’ve come to ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Energy Medicine

3 Simple Meditations To Improve Your Life

As meditation becomes more mainstream these days, people are finally beginning to experience not just the mental benefits of this ancient practice, but also the positive effects on their physical health. With so many different styles geared toward specific goals and outcomes, it’s not always easy to pinpoint where to start. To help you choose a meditation that is right for your unique body and mind, we’ve shared 3 simple methods below: Focused Meditation The first kind ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Energy Medicine

A Heart-Healthy Holiday Beverage [Mulled Wine Recipe]

Today I want to touch on a fermented drink that has been consumed worldwide for centuries. It’s actually hard to find a modern culture that doesn’t have a place for it… I’m talking about wine, and it’s a central ingredient in the herb-infused holiday beverage recipe that we’ve shared below! Now, I don’t really drink much alcohol but I do enjoy a glass or two of wine every now and then. I found myself curious if wine is as healthy as some folks claim, so I dove deep... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

An Herb-Packed Soup To Nourish Your Body [Recipe]

No matter the weather, my family and I are pretty committed to going outside and having a blast year round. I’m a firm believer in not getting stuffed up in our house for two reasons: Fresh air, no matter how cold it is, is vital to our health and our children’s development. Getting outside fights off the emotional/spiritual blues that are common during certain times of year or when you’re pent up indoors too long. Now, if you like to play hard in winter, you’ve gotta make sure you’re... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

3 Herbs To Heal Your Gut (And Recipes!)

A few years ago when we were filming the Remedy documentary, my friend (and interviewee) Daniel Vitalis offered a profound bit of wisdom about gut health: “The understanding of the human microbiome is going to overturn everything that we think we know about health, that we know about nutrition, that we know about medicine.” In recent years, researchers have found that we have a whole world living within our digestive system called the microbiome — and this ecosystem of healthy bacteria ... [Read more...]

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A Delicious Healing Food From The Ancient World

Is there one aroma that takes you back to your childhood? For me the answer is simple — it’s the delicious smell of fresh garlic sizzling in olive oil. My love for cooking (and healing with food) grew from my Italian roots. My grandparents started teaching me kitchen basics when I was 10 years old! That’s how important they believed food was. And the one key ingredient to nearly everything they made was olive oil. Not only does fresh olive oil add incredible flavor, but it also has ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

3 Homemade Remedies Everyone Should Know

Autumn is finally starting to take hold up here in the northern hemisphere and you can just feel the brisk days ahead! As the season continues to change, it’s an important time for us to begin focusing on the core of our health. Between busy work schedules and school starting back up for the kids, getting sick seems kind of inevitable. But it doesn’t have to be. To keep myself and my family healthy all season long, I make sure to always have a few homemade healing remedies stocked up in... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

3 DIY Practices To Pamper Your Body And Spirit

We all get a little worn down now and then, and this is when those not-so-great habits can begin to form. I’ve found that it can be extremely helpful to have some self-sooth practices in your back pocket for times like these. Today, I want to show you 3 tried and true ways to rejuvenate your body and spirit using some ancient wisdom that is backed by science. #1 An Easy And Ultra Feel-good Yoga Pose I know that there are a lot of different ideas about what practicing yoga entails. But no, you... [Read more...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

A DIY Herbal Kombucha Recipe

Why is it that almost every culture around the world eats fermented foods?  Is it an inherent love of the tangy and sour? That’s part of it, but there’s an evolutionary reason that our taste buds crave these flavors… it’s because fermented foods are extremely good for our digestive health, which plays a HUGE part in our overall well-being. Your digestive health rules over your immune system, detoxification processes, cellular respiration, skin quality, and mental ... [Read more...]

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The Golden Herb of Hawaii

There are thousands of medicinal herbs on this planet, but one in particular seems to be all the rage these days… I’m talking about turmeric, also known as the “Golden Goddess” in India. Today, we’re going to bring you all the way to the small Pacific island of Kauai to give you an up close look at this powerful “heal-all” herb. A number of years ago, my friends Genna and Doug moved their family to a large and lush farmland in Kauai, Hawaii to start ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

This Calming Flower Medicine United Ancient Cultures

What is the first herb you ever learned was actually medicine? It’s easy to get caught up in all the articles and new studies on promising natural remedies, but what about that first piece of herbal knowledge you came across? Maybe in your grandma’s kitchen… or in a novel you read as a teenager? For me, it was chamomile. When I was little, this bittersweet herb was given to me as a bedtime tea when I was exhausted or had a stomach ache. I didn’t think about it much as a kid.... [Read more...]

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A Powerful Mushroom Medicine For Cancer

During these summer months, my family and I love foraging for medicinal plants to stash at home for whenever we need a little boost. But it’s not just the green stuff that can help us heal — there’s another category of forest dwellers that are packed with mood-lifting and immune supporting nutrients that can transform your health. Mushrooms! Now, before we dive into this mysterious realm of natural medicine, I want to first make it very clear that foraging for mushrooms is dangerous and ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism
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