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.

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

The Hidden Power Of Fasting

Why did our ancestors fast on a regular basis? If you think about it, every major religion — from Christianity to Buddhism to Hinduism (to name a few) — holds the practice of fasting to be sacred and necessary. Is it just a way of showing reverence to the almighty or is there more to it than that? When we look beyond the religious texts, it becomes clear that this customary practice is not only good for our spirit, but is also highly beneficial for our health and longevity. Fasting is an ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

3 Superfoods For Better Digestion

Gut health controls the vitality of your entire body. Your digestive system affects everything from your immune response, stress levels, sleep patterns, skin clarity, energy reserves… and the list goes on. Scientists have even dubbed the GI tract the “second brain.” So, if this system is so crucial for a thriving body — why do so many people mistreat it? Perhaps the biggest culprit is a collective blindspot when it comes to food. Many have been desensitized to how their diet affects... [Read more...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

Uncovering The Truths And Myths About 3 Superstar Herbs

My wife Michelle and I are deeply involved in the care of our two small children, but like many families out there, we sometimes need answers to things we just don’t know how to solve. Yes, it’s convenient to surf the internet to find these answers, but you can’t believe everything you read. Every day, natural medicine advice is published online by well-meaning individuals who aren’t qualified and who haven’t done the proper research. This can make it hard for us to know which options... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

The Hidden Benefits of Meditation

Like many other indigenous forms of wisdom or knowledge, meditation has been around for thousands of years, helping those who use it regularly, to achieve a better sense of balance and control in their lives. One of the oldest recognized practices in the history of humankind, scientific studies and research are only now beginning to verify its benefits. While it has many different forms, each with their own nuances, meditation is essentially all about creating and then maintaining an alert, but... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Energy Medicine

3 Daily Rituals to Dissolve Inflammation and Pain

At the core of natural medicine is one fundamental belief — our bodies are powerful, and if given the proper support they usually know how to heal themselves. Your body is so wise, in fact, that at the first indication that anything is wrong it calls in the cavalry! The warrior that keeps you safe is your immune system – which sends in white blood cells and antibodies to correct any imbalance that may be occurring. But sometimes the body’s natural protective response creates ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

How To Detox Your Body With Oil Pulling

3500 years ago, a powerful detox practice was born in the heart of India. Vedic folk healers learned that swishing a tablespoon of oil around in your mouth not only eliminates bad breath and makes the teeth stronger, but seems to speed up the body’s recovery from a number of major illnesses and also promotes longevity. This method is known as “kavala graha” by Hindu mystics, but seekers in the western world now know it as as oil-pulling. In Ayurveda, one of the major schools of ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

Healing In Your Sleep

Ready for something personal?  Gulp! Here we go. Late last year, I began to hit a serious dip in my energy levels.  Each day, I would wake up feeling like I had been beaten up in my sleep, rolling out of bed with pain in my muscles and zero energy. Walking up the stairs felt like a herculean effort—and I’m in good physical shape. This wasn’t like me. We try to do everything we can in our house to stay healthy.  Eat right, exercise, meditate, work with traditional healing practices,... [Read more...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

3 Daily Rituals to Dissolve Inflammation and Pain

Every human on this planet has experienced some type of physical pain in their lifetime. One of the great equalizers, pain knows no race, gender or creed. It is often billed as an unfortunate occurrence to be avoided at all costs, but pain is actually quite useful— in the right amounts. Pain is here to warn us when things are out of balance – from an acute injury like a cut or sprain, to a chronic underlying condition like rheumatoid arthritis or a digestive disorder. No matter what ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

How to Illuminate Your Intuitive Dashboard

On the healing path, a few well placed words of wisdom can sometimes trigger a much needed “a-ha” deep within that brings everything into focus. One of the most powerful lessons that I’ve been taught is this: A true healer doesn’t actually heal us; he or she simply helps us remove the blocks that are inhibiting our ability to heal ourselves. The philosophy that our individual organisms prefer to be in healthy equilibrium and can often times spontaneously cure themselves ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Energy Medicine

Do You Know the Origins of Your Food?

What do you feel when you bite into a piece of dark chocolate? Does your palate explode in ecstasy? Do memories of warm holiday evenings and the scent of your mother’s kitchen wash through your body? We naturally and easily associate foods with the environment in which we consume them and the people who share those foods with us, but all too often we’re disconnected from their origins. We might be shocked when we read articles about school children thinking milk comes from supermarkets, or ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

10 Medicinal Herbs That Might Live In Your Backyard

Last summer, I was helping my mom garden some of the beds in the back of her house when we stumbled upon something that looked too amazing to be true. A gorgeous Reishi mushroom was growing on the stump of a hemlock tree underneath the fence between her and her neighbor’s yard! You know, Reishi, the “king of herbs” in Chinese medicine? Scientifically known as Ganoderma and believed by ancient Taoists to be a core ingredient in the elixir of everlasting life? Yup, right there in ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism
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