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.

How To Stay Healthy This Month (14 Tips We Live By)

Over the past week of fearsome news headlines and mind-numbing statistics, two famous words from Douglas Adams’ famous novel Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy have been looping through my mind… “Don’t Panic.” When I first read that advice in high school, I didn’t realize how profound it was. I do now. So, this is not going to be another “sky-is-falling” piece about the coronavirus. Nope. Here you will find words of hope and good old fashioned, tried and true remedies to ... [Read more...]

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8 Herbs That Calm Your Mind

When we filmed Remedy, 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 ... [Read more...]

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Did You Know That Cinnamon Could Do This? [RECIPE!]

Today I want to reveal a secret about a well-known herb. It’s a  yummy spice that people associate with desserts and sweets, because of it’s warming and mouth-watering taste…. I’m talking about cinnamon!  But cinnamon is so much more than a key ingredient for holiday festivities — it’s also potent medicine. Cinnamon has long been used as a cardiotonic, which means it’s good for your heart! Studies show that it strengthens heart tissue and helps to normalize both blood ... [Read more...]

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3 Wonder Herbs for Autoimmune Disease

Twenty years ago, the term “autoimmune disease” was virtually unspoken of. It certainly wasn’t something you would see in the big news headlines – like cancer, AIDs or heart disease. Well, the world now knows better… according to the National Institute of Health, “approximately 23.5 million Americans live with autoimmune disease and its prevalence is on the rise.” It’s a scary statistic, but knowledge is power. The only way to prevent and cure illness is to try and ... [Read more...]

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DIY Herbal Broth for Balance [Video]

I’ve got a delicious and nutritious treat to share with you today! Our resident herbalist Tara has put together a video for an easy-to-make medicinal broth that’s packed with healing ingredients. (The best part is that you can tweak it to fit your family’s dietary needs and tastebuds, which is always a plus.) Drinking herbal broth on a regular basis is one of the simplest ways to get concentrated herbal healing into your diet every day. Whether you put some in a bottle and drink it at ... [Read more...]

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A Powerful Exercise To Boost Your Energy Now [Video!]

I’ve got something really cool to share with you today. Last week, my friend and Taoist Grandmaster, Pedram Shojai, showed me a powerful secret to calm your mind and tap into the infinite life-force energy that surrounds you. This might sound a little “out there” to some, but there are things you simply need to experience for yourself to fully understand… Give this exercise a try and let us know what you think!  I can honestly say that as Pedram walked me through the practice in the ... [Read more...]

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Sacred Medicine Trees of North America

A few years ago, I took a trip up to the coastal wilderness of Northern California to meet with  Native American elder, Dennis Martinez. Born of O’odham and Chicano heritage, Dennis has spent his life educating both native and non-native people in the practices of indigenous reforestation and wild medicines that grow in the Klamath Mountains. His deep wisdom and gentleness made learning from him easy! I was intrigued from the moment he opened his mouth. We spent the entire day walking ... [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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

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