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.

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

Can Walking Barefoot Heal Your Heart?

Why do so many people equate relaxation and pleasure with walking barefoot along the beach as the waves roll in? How come my son River’s first instinct is to take his shoes off when he sees a field of green grass? Is it kooky human behavior that is simply hard-wired into our genetic makeup, or is there something more to this urge to remove footwear? The Unshod, or Shoe-Less, Revolution Historically speaking, it seems like we’re right in step with our forebearers. Long before we had ... [Read more...]

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The Ancient Art Of Chakra Bathing

Okay, I have to admit—it took me a while to get on board with my chakras. First of all, they don’t teach us about our energy systems in science class. Second, we can’t see them, so they’re not obvious parts of our bodies like, say, our hands. But the more I learned about chakras, and the more I got in tune with my body, the more I realized you can feel them. Sometimes it can feel like a cool breeze, a subtle vibration or a warm tingling sensation somewhere along your spine. You can ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Energy Medicine

The Dalai Lama’s Morning Prayer

When I was reading the prayer below the first time, it sent a course of energy through me from head to toe. Sharing this with you is an honor. Written by Shantideva, a Buddhist monk of the Mahayana tradition that lived around 700 AD, he was a devoted practitioner who authored the Bodhicaryavatara or Bodhisattva Way of Life. Some say that His Holiness the Dalai Lama considers this text to be THE source for developing altruism in your character and the “Spirit of Awakening.” Importantly, it ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings

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...]

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3 Ancient Medicines That Already Live In Your Home

Every week, we receive emails from folks who are on the hunt for that one exotic herb that will solve all their problems. Maybe it can only be found in the mountains of Mongolia… or along the shores of the Caspian Sea. Our first question is always the same. “Have you explored the powerful herbal remedies that are available in your neck of the woods yet?” More often than not, the answer is no. We tend to forget about the effective natural medicines that can be found around your ... [Read more...]

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5 Healing Herbs You Can Grow This Spring

Planting an herb garden is the perfect way to bring in the spring, and we humans have been doing it for thousands of years. The ancients believed that every one of us can speak the language of the plants. That we can learn how to harness their medicines by spending focused time with them — just like cultivating a relationship with a new friend! What’s fascinating about this sacred belief is that it’s being proven by modern science. Get this: There’s an abundance of scientific ... [Read more...]

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DIY Natural Skin Care Secrets

There’s an old saying in the Maya cultures of Guatemala, “Don’t put things on your face that you wouldn’t put in your mouth.” Our mouths are not the only entryway for our bodies to receive nutrients and toxins through. A new study has shown that the pores in your skin can absorb up to 64% of the contaminants in your drinking water alone! On the hunt for more facts, I recently sought out skin care expert, Rachel Pachivas from Annmarie Skincare and she took me through a few powerful ... [Read more...]

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8 Herbs That Calm Your Mind

Last year, I had the honor of sitting down with the godmother of American herbalism, Rosemary Gladstar, at her magical home in Vermont. I have to admit, I was nervous going into this interview because she’s, well, one of my heroes 🙂 Today, I’d love to share a quick video from our encounter with you. One of the questions I asked Rosemary was – what can we all do to overcome the stress and anxiety that seems to pervade our news and daily interactions these days? In other ... [Read more...]

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A Delicious Healing Flower And 3 Ways To Eat It

Ever wondered why certain plants are considered weeds and others are deemed worthy of keeping around? The herbalists that we work with would tell you there’s no such thing as a “weed”, and that often times the wild plants that sprout up in our well-groomed backyards are encroaching on our lives because we need them. Today, I want to focus on a bright and cheery superherb that has been aiding humans for thousands of years but somehow gets a bad rap here in the United States. My ... [Read more...]

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3 Wild Herbs For Lucid Dreaming

Do you remember what you dreamt about last night?  How about the night before? For thousands of years, we humans have placed a ton of value on the content of these bedtime reveries, deriving inner wisdom and even premonitions from them. Dreaming feels like a birthright, an extra sense that allows us to process both rationally and spiritually while our body rests up. They are one of behavioral science’s biggest mysteries, with no agreed-upon theory of their origin and specific purpose. For ... [Read more...]

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3 Easy Ways To Release Stress & Feel Immortal

Since the dawn of time, our species has been scrambling to not only survive, but thrive. We humans have a built-in need to find our flow, our happiness, our sweet spot in this cosmic unfolding that we call life. Yet somehow, our modern lifestyles seem to be coming up short. Just look at the world today! Within our social-media-centric society, we have programmed ourselves to rely on outside affirmations to feel good. But the only way to find true happiness is through connection and peace with ... [Read more...]

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