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 director of "The Sacred Science" stems from a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the ancient knowledge and rituals of the indigenous peoples of the world.

A Healing Soup To Warm Your Soul

Two days ago, I was having a tough afternoon. Without any thinking, I found myself walking into the kitchen, pulling out a bunch of vegetables and herbs, and filling a large metal pot with water. Sometimes the heart knows what the mind does not. Cooking is one of the most grounding and satisfying practices I know of. Might be because I grew up in a restaurant, but I have a feeling it’s something much deeper than that. When the world outside seems overwhelming, or you’re just feeling a ... [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...]

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2 Amazing Healing Stories That Will Inspire You

Yesterday, I had the rare opportunity to interview two bold pioneers who are risking it all to uncover natural remedies that heal cancer. They blew me away with their knowledge and I’ve shared it with you in the video below! Ty and Char Bollinger are a truly inspiring husband and wife team who are tracking down the greatest minds in alternative medicine — both doctors and herbalists — who have healed their patients of this devastating disease, again and again. In our video below: Ty and ... [Read more...]

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A Healing Mystery – How Did Our Ancestors Know?

I have a sneak peek video from our upcoming docuseries Remedy: Ancient Medicines For Modern Illness to share with you today. Over the past year, we’ve interviewed some of the most remarkable voices in the realm of natural healing – including herbalists, physicians, naturopathic doctors and scientists – to bring forward the most promising medicinal plants for the diseases of our time. In the short clip below, you’ll meet Dr. Tieraona Low Dog – a dedicated physician and ... [Read more...]

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A Kahuna Prayer for Wisdom, Clarity and Self-Love

The ancient Kahuna prayer below stopped me in my tracks on a recent journey into the jungles of Hawaii. These words are particularly potent right NOW – in an era where it has become so easy to get distracted by our phones, computers and TVs. Our senses are overloaded with constant information – from text message threads to scary headlines on social media to the droning voices of news pundits… The following prayer gives us easy instructions on how to sift through all the ... [Read more...]

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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

The Shamanic Healing Diet

The Shamanic Healing Diet In the Amazon rainforest, there exists a shamanic healing diet that is often prescribed to people who are sick. It is believed by many native healers that the delicate compounds in each of the herbs that are being prescribed to a patient, including the Banisteriopsis caapi vine (one of the ingredients in ayahuasca), can be easily diluted and destroyed if the patient eats too heavy a diet. That said, this sacred meal plan is often an absolute must. This diet, or ... [Read more...]

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A Sunrise Prayer to Start Your Day

I came across the Taoist prayer below at just the right time a couple weeks back – on a morning that felt particularly challenging. As a global tribe, many of us struggle to maintain our sense of sanity in themidst of the chaos, suffering and unrest that is unfortunately part of the reality we meet in our newsfeed, and in our cities and towns. Yes, it’s important that we acknowledge the truth of what is happening in the world around us, but we also need to give ourselves the space (and ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings

Gotu Kola – The Brain Herb

Over the past year, the team and I have been filming a brand new documentary series about ancient healing herbs that has taken us on a green medicine roller coaster ride. The new series is going to be called Remedy: Ancient Medicines For Modern Illness and I can’t wait to share it with you in a few months, but in the meantime… There is one herb that keeps coming up again and again in all of our interviews with the masters. It is revered for enhancing brain function and has been used in ... [Read more...]

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Can Walking Barefoot Heal Your Heart?

Why do so many humans 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? Historically speaking, it seems like we’re right in step with our forebearers. Long before we had cushiony sneakers, our distant ... [Read more...]

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2 Remedies for a Chaotic Mind

We certainly live in unusual times, don’t we? When the news headlines are filled with fear and uncertainty, it’s easy to be thrown off keel and get into our heads. But the elders have taught for thousands of years that personal evolution doesn’t occur without a little ruckus, just like new seeds won’t sprout unless the soil is churned. There are many real challenges in the world, and as we try to wrap our heads around them, it’s important that we remember to do so with mindfulness... [Read more...]

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Seeing The Invisible

A few months ago, we had the rare honor of sitting down with master herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner to document his wisdom for our upcoming film series on herbalism. In the middle of the interview, Stephen dropped some unexpected wisdom (as brilliant thinkers often do!) about seeing what cannot be seen. He took us down a beautiful rabbit hole on soul essence, perception, and also shined a light on a sacred interaction we all experience everyday, but lack the language to describe. Ready for ... [Read more...]

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