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Does Your Saliva Cure Cancer?

It's not alternative medicine - it's real medicine.

It's not alternative medicine - it's real medicine.

What if your saliva was the missing key to curing your cancer?

Is this a cure for cancer?

This article isn't being written to prove saliva can cure cancer, but to provide some food for thought because saliva just might be an essential key in more ways than one.

A scientist named Roger - he used only his first name - wrote to me on one of my hub pages to tell me he had been studying cancer since 1979 and found a definite link between how much saliva a person produces and their risk of cancer. Then he made an even more profound statement:

"We have come to the conclusion that the tell-tale marker for regression is salivation or how wet the mouth is."

In other words, as a person is able to produce more saliva, it means their cancer is also going away, according to Roger's findings at least.

It would have been easy to dismiss a claim like that, except he followed it up by saying that the enzyme amylase wipes out hCG and that "hCG is also the primary cell-wall component of cancer cells."

How cow! If those two statements are correct, the implications are so huge they could be tumor shattering. So let's take a look at some more evidence to see if we can connect some dots in support of Roger's conclusions.

But first, who is Roger?

Through the miracle of Google searching I found a few articles by or about "Roger Scott Cathey" that spoke about the very same information as he presented to me. This article is based in part on those articles as well as his hub page comment. You might also Google his name and hCG if you want to find out more.

The Curcumin Connection

A few months ago, a study came out regarding curcumin. Some scientists found out that it could shrink cancers in head and neck cancers if the tongue were coated with curcumin. This was done by giving patients two 500 mg curcumin tablets to chew. The researchers concluded that the interaction of saliva with the curcumin had a beneficial effect because the inflammatory byproducts of the cancer were reduced in the saliva. The pathway that drives cancer was also curtailed.

Curcumin is one of many pungent herbs that produce increased saliva.

The Habaneros, Ginger and Garlic Connection

As you might already know, my own recipe also produces lots of saliva and has reversed cancer in myself and for other people who were otherwise doomed. I've emphasized for four years that it is important to chew my recipe because it's beneficial to have the saliva mix with the hot stuff.

But when I made the recommendation, until the curcumin research had come out, I did so chiefly to help avoid burning in the stomach and intestines. But perhaps, there is more to it than that?

According to Roger, the amylase in the saliva would actually be a significant part of attacking the cancer itself.

Amylase And Your Blood Plasma

In addition to having amylase in your saliva, it is also present both in your blood plasma and is made by your pancreas. We can understand its use by the pancreas to help break down starches. But why would it be in the blood plasma? It would make sense to conclude that amylase in your blood plasma has a different role.

Could that role be as Roger Scott Cathey has proposed? That is, is it in our blood to help shut down cancer activity when needed? Cathey says:

"Cancer cells also exude hCG systemically and hCG systemically inhibits the circulating protease or protein digesting enzymes of the immune system."

What he is saying here is that hCG blocks the enzymes (protease) that dissolve the fibrin that protects cancer activity and allows the cancer to feed itself.

But Cathey proposes that the amylase inactivates the hCG! In a sense, the amylase is like a great play in football where a blocking back is able to seal off a linebacker which allows the running back to race into the secondary at full speed. In this case, the amylase is the blocking back. And the running pack is the protein enzyme. And the linebacker is the hCG.

But if the blocking back (amylase) wasn't there, then the linebacker (hCG) could crunch the running back (protein enzyme.) That would mean the cancer could grow and grow.

Roger says that any food that helps to produce saliva has a positive effect on cancer or preventing it:

"Any dietary which stimulates the salivary activity of the individual, we believe, has relevance in the control of any expression of cancer."

He also says that sprouted barley contains high levels of amylase. So sprouting barley would be a way to increase one's amylase levels.

I wonder of chewing gum sweetened with either xylitol or stevia would also have a positive effect. Pesonally, I would stay far away from gum with sugar or artificial sweeteners, nor do I know if gum would be an effective way to increase amylase.


Many spices, herbs or peppers will produce extra amounts of saliva. So based on Roger's comments, any of those could be effective in helping to cure cancer. Things like oranges and lemons might also help to produce saliva.

Many Drugs Cause Dry Mouth!

Dry mouth sounds like an nagging but not too serious condition. If you have heard commercials for drugs, the "voice over" might mention dry mouth as a side effect. But the connection between dry mouth and cancer puts a whole new light on this seemingly non important condition.

If Cathey is correct about the close relationship between dry mouth and cancer, and I believe he is, then it would be wise to avoid any drug that can makes your mouth dry. That would mean just about all of them.

I personally believe that every single drug contributes to cancer simply because they have a negative effect on maintaining a balanced metabolism. An unbalanced metabolism is a feeding ground for cancer growth. But now that there may very well be a direct connection between dry mouth and cancer formations, we have another compelling reason to avoid drugs.

To give you an idea of how common it is for drugs to cause dry mouth, consider this quote from medicinenet.com:

Side effect of certain medications. Dry mouth is a common side effect of many prescription and nonprescription drugs, including drugs used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies, and colds (antihistamines and decongestants), obesity, acne, epilepsy, acne, obesity, hypertension (diuretics), diarrhea, nausea, psychotic disorders, urinary incontinence, asthma, and Parkinson's disease. Dry mouth can also a side effect of muscle relaxants and sedatives.

Exciting If Correct

What makes this apparent discovery so tremendous is that simply having this knowledge makes it easy to course correct and to have an idea about whether we are helping to create cancer or if we are helping to reverse any microscopic cancer (or maybe even a big cancer) we might have created in our body.

If you're waking up with a dry mouth, maybe that means you should start increasing your saliva production. Whether it means growing some barley sprouts, or swishing some spices mixed with water in our mouth, or eating citrus, these might be excellent ways to help defeat cancer before we even know we have it.

A Word About Sjolgren's Syndrome

Sjolgren's Syndrome is an autoimmune disease that destroys the salivary glands and tear ducts. In a case like that, resolving the problem would be more complex. Simply attempting to increase saliva production might not work.

Fortunately, I developed a recipe that stops any and all types of autoimmune disease. All of them are caused by yeast overgrowth. I've written a tiny Kindle book that addresses the yeast overgrowth problem. It's called Fat. Yeast overgrowth is a major cause of cancer.

If I had Sjolgren's, that is what I would do in addition to attempting to increase my saliva. Free Kindle apps are available for free simply by Googling "free Kindle app" for those who don't have a Kindle device.

Diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis are to more illnesses that cause dry mouth that could benefit from my book.

You'll Never Know Who You Might Help

Feel free to share this if you find it helpful. Whether it be Pinterest, email or Google +1, etc., reminding people to increase their saliva production won't hurt them, but it might do them some real good.


Kelley Eidem (author) from Panama City, FL on September 18, 2015:

Excellent information and wisdom once again, Roger!

roger on September 18, 2015:

the digestive acids in the stomach do denature proteins and enzymes are all proteins (with one exception: RNA), but we know as long as the chains are intact they will REnature or refold once neutralized upon exiting the stomach. We wondered about the activity of pepsin on the proteins of barley sprouts and the amylases (both alpha and beta amylase are produced by these amazing seeds) and it does seem likely they would be. However we never got around to exploring that by direct observation. It seems likely that the old Scot practice of drinking barley water for morning sickness would not exist if it did nothing. The tradition isnt to eat the sprouts but the water they grew in. And whatever applies in pregnancy applies in cancer: both are processes of regeneration. The former for regeneration of the race through time, the latter when the individual is regenerating in place or "in situ" as the high brow science jargon puts it. It's all very simple in practice. "Profession"-alizing individual instincts is where we get in trouble, every time. we give that power away and fear enters. The inner voice is ignored.

Kelley Eidem (author) from Panama City, FL on April 21, 2014:

Thank you for leaving a comment, Torrs. :-)

Tori Canonge from North Carolina on April 21, 2014:

I feel like I learned a lot by reading this hub! It's always nice to learn something new every day. Thanks for spreading this information to us!

Kelley Eidem (author) from Panama City, FL on September 04, 2012:

Hi Mike,

I would use freshly grated habaneros if it were me. I'm sure dried ones would increase saliva production, nonetheless.

I wouldn't worry about the biutter diminishing the effects of the habaneros. Don't you worry, you will produce plenty of saliva even with the butter. Without the butter, you might not ever do it again.

There are YouTube videos of people eating habaneros without butter if you're curious.

The best to you.

Kelley Eidem

Together we can cure cancer - one person at a time!

Mike on September 04, 2012:


For the garlic/habanero spread on the Ezekial bread, does it matter if you use dried whole habaneros? The butter does a great job of neutralizing the burn of the peppers, does that diminish its effectiveness? Thank you! -Mike

Chuck S on April 12, 2012:

I think you could get dry mouth when the humidity is very low - like happens in cold weather when you have the heat on. Or in dry climates. I get dry mouth from my CPAP if it's cold and/or my humidifier runs dry.

I guess that I'd have somewhat disregard the dry mouth in that case. Good to use saliva increasing things, I guess.

Kelley Eidem (author) from Panama City, FL on April 12, 2012:

Hi Joann,

You're quite welcome.

Diabetes is an autoimmune disease whether doctors want to admit it or not. In addition to taking Zymessense for two months and cinnamon and gymnema sylvestre, I would get my books "Fat" and "It's Not Just For Sex."

"Fat" is available as Kindle book from Amazon and "It's Not Just For Sex" is available as an eBook at ItsNotJustForSex.com .

It's important to avoid all artificial sweeteners including Truvia, Aspartame, and sucralose. Consuming those chemicals will negate any other attempts to get well.

High fructose corn syrup (now called corn syrup) is another ingredient that is disastrous. But how does one stop eating the foods we crave? That's what is so great about "Fat." Most people find that following it ends their cravings without effort.

The best to you.

Kelley Eidem

Together we can cure cancer - one person at a time!

Joann on April 12, 2012:

Thank You So Much for being willing to share your knowledge to help so many people! Please tell me what are your natural remedys for diabetes and hypertension.

Thanks Again!

Richard Burman on April 12, 2012:

Super-clear article on saliva, amylase, etc

franciaonline from Philippines on April 11, 2012:

Wow, Kelley, another very valuable information on cancer cure. Thanks for this hub. I'm posting this on Facebook.

Kelley Eidem (author) from Panama City, FL on April 11, 2012:

Hi Malcolm,

I'm sorry about your plight. That must be difficult to deal with since water probably doesn't provide a complete solution.

I'd look into taking digestive enzymes that included amylase along with trying the sprouted barley to see if that helped.

Dr. Revici treated patients suffering from the effects of radiation with a combination of n-butanol and glycerol.

It would require going to the Revici Clinic in NYC to get that treatment.

The best to you.

Kelley Eidem

Together we can cure cancer - one person at a time!

Malcolm Poole on April 11, 2012:

What happens when you have had radiation for head and neck cancer, which destroyed your saliva glands? This protocol becomes a problem.I know the enormous good that your own saliva glands do and it is with great regret that I and many others have to drink water with our meals.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Kelley Eidem (author) from Panama City, FL on April 11, 2012:

Hi Michael,

You'r probably more of a skeptic than "septic" about this question. ;-) That's a great typo, nonetheless.

Sometimes enzymes can pass through the stomach. It depends on if there are enteric properties or not to protect the enzymes.

It's also possible that the amylase from the sprouted barley is used in the mouth.

All these things are interesting topics. It seems that Roger Scott Cathey is the discoverer of this possible connection. So there might not be a whole lot of information on it yet.

It sure makes a great area for further exploration.

The best to you.

Kelley Eidem

Together we can cure cancer - one person at a time!

Kelley Eidem (author) from Panama City, FL on April 11, 2012:

That is a great question, Gregg.

Thanks for posing it.

Michael Domingos on April 11, 2012:

Hello I have never heard of this until now. I am going to have a little search around in this topic but I'm a little bit septic of this hypothesis.

I would just like to add that I doubt eating sprouted barley would increase your amylase levels, as amylase is an enzyme that it being taken orally. I have never hear of enzymes being taken orally as they become destroyed/denatured by the stomached low ph thus eating barley would make no difference in amylase levels.

Gregg on April 11, 2012:


I wonder then, if oil pulling might also have similar effects. It certainly stimulates saliva production!


Kelley Eidem (author) from Panama City, FL on April 10, 2012:

Hi Steve,

Glad to help! Please keep us in the loop to let us know how you are doing.

The best to you.

Kelley Eidem

Together we can cure cancer - one person at a time!

steve on April 10, 2012:

I have tongue cancer and this article was a God send!!