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 Is Your Pain Trying To Tell You?

We all experience physical pain at times in our lives. Have you ever wondered why? It’s an ancient and puzzling question. Why does pain have to be part of the human journey? From a spiritual point of view, the answer may be shrouded in mystery. But we do know a few things, from a purely physical perspective, about what pain is actually doing in the body. Pain is your body’s danger signal. It’s what you feel when your nerves send an electrical current to your brain that says, “Something ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Energy Medicine

3 Sacred Practices To Open The New Year

What an exciting time it is to bring in a new year. In the opening days of the new year, many of us are looking back to find the areas of our lives that can be improved upon in the coming months. In this annual phase of introspection, a common practice is to list out the things we are determined to do differently and create a pact with ourselves to follow through. I am a big fan of the new years resolution ritual, but I’d like to share a few alternative methods that we find to be just as ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings

5 Questions To Help You Heal From Within

Many ancient cultures believed that the spiritual realm has a big impact on the physical world that we perceive with our senses. And today, empirical science is showing that this view of reality carries a number of benefits to our overall wellbeing.  One way to look at it is that “thoughts create chemicals” inside us. So the ways you think about your life, your relationships, and your world profoundly affect your mental health and – by extension – your physical health.  Many ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

The Healing Power of Pine Medicine (DIY Recipes!)

As the holiday season approaches, there is an ancient tradition that many of us still practice. Millions of adults and children alike here in the States and around the world get into the holiday spirit by hauling a bushy evergreen tree into the living room, standing it up in a prominent location and decorating it with lights, miniature figurines, and spiritual symbols. What we don’t often realize is that the pine, spruce and fir tree are powerful native medicines that hold many gifts for our ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

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 skincare expert, Rachel Pachivas from Annmarie Skincare and she took me through a few powerful ways... [Read more...]

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A Delicious Remedy for Cold and Flu

I have a special treat for you today – a recipe for a popular herbal remedy that combines gut-supporting apple cider vinegar with powerful herbs to give you a full-body immunity boost… I’m talking about Fire Cider! The base of this amazingly healing remedy is apple cider vinegar, which is incredibly good for you! It’s a jack-of-all-trades that brings your body back into homeostasis by introducing healthy bacteria to your gut flora — your key to immune system, ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

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...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

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
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