Decoding Angelina Jolie.

Via Yulady Saluti
on May 15, 2013
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See: “My Medical Choice.” Angelina Jolie, 37, Publicly Explains Why She Recently Underwent A Double Mastectomy.

We felt compelled to address Angelina Jolie’s recent decision to under go prophylactic double mastectomy.

As most people are now aware, she chose this procedure based upon her positive BRCA1 test.

We support this decision wholeheartedly!

A recently released movie named Decoding Annie Parker gives a great explanation about the BRCA1 gene—I highly recommend it.



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About Yulady Saluti

Yulady Saluti never stops moving. She is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor who has appeared in DVDs with Tara Stiles and Deepak Chopra. She has rocked her yoga on television with Sadie Nardini, teaches at four different yoga studios, and is doing all this while taking care of six kids and a devoted husband. After battling and overcoming a serious colon rectal medical condition, which required she live with a colostomy for four years, Yulady dove head first into a new, healthy life filled with yoga and studies in Ayurveda. It was only three years into her practice (and during her 20th surgery related to her former illness) that her doctors discovered that she had Stage 2 breast cancer at the age of thirty-two. Yulady is documenting her journey as a mommy-yogi-with-cancer on her Youtube channel: She plans to return to a full teaching schedule after treatment in New Jersey at Powerflow Yoga, Onyx Mind Body, Poe Yoga, and Inferno Hot Yoga. You can also follow her always uplifting tweets @yogalody.


20 Responses to “Decoding Angelina Jolie.”

  1. Jennifer says:

    As someone in the holistic field, I honestly find this to be horrific. Knowing there's other options, especially for someone with her kind of money. Now there's talk of her taking her ovaries as well. The body isn't something to self mutilate. There's new very effective early detection methods like thermogenic breast exams, etc.

  2. Michele says:

    Also, Google Jane Plant, and Dr. Ruth Heidrich and also read The China Study

  3. Michele says:

    I'm curious to know: you mentioned that you were raw vegan WHEN you got breast cancer? What were you eating during a typical day?

  4. Beth says:

    Steve Jobs…well, he didn't make it.

  5. @Yogalody says:

    organic green juice for breakfast, an organic salad with all kinds of raw veggies for lunch and for dinner I would have organic avocados, kale and sprouted legumes. I am still vegan,but no longer raw, I do still juice daily.

  6. Star says:

    Agree. There are alternatives for many.. I work in western healthcare. I have a genetic ( not epi genetic ) thing.. there are alternatives. find a FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DOC.. know your options. do your own research. Vitamin D protects against breast cancer and is found to reverse it in some cases.

  7. star says:

    raw veg and fruit diet. fasting. I have found its about modifying lifestyle and habits bigtime as well as superfoods when one has a genetic thing.

  8. DeedeeInLA says:

    How about Nutrition as medicine? I wonder since she did not have cancer yet, if nutrition might have helped to keep the gene expression dormant? I read The China Study and found it very enlightening. "Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." Hippocrates. Food for Thought?

  9. karlsaliter says:

    It must be a difficult thing to face.

  10. Luca says:

    People are scared of their death, probably because they feel deep inside they are spending a selfish life and that they have not yet done any good to the rest of humanity, they have not left anything, not a new world of goodness. They want a perfet life, a perfect body, the perfect wealth. Attachement (also to the body) is an illusion.

  11. Adam says:

    For those who think a raw vegan diet alters genetic predispositions for cancer are very dangerous. This holds as much validity as a Church praying the gay out of someone. Part of what caused Steve Jobs to loose his battle to Cancer was relying on Holistic alternatives far too long. While a healthy lifestyles and alternative medicines can help, genetic degenerative predispositions do not treat themselves with Kale.

  12. sleepingtiger says:

    Definitely other options… specifically – not eating processed foods. Genetic dispositions are only a factor if one "expresses" the gene. Poor diet is responsible for the majority of cancers… you can have a genetic disposition for alcoholism -> Don't drink = no problem. Genetically predisposed to be overweight? Don't eat fattening processed food = no problem. Same thing for type 2 diabetes…. stay away from the sugar in processed foods = no problem…

  13. jcn says:

    As someone in the holistic field, you seem to be missing a lot of information about BRCA1 mutations and the data that so far exists for women who know they have them. A wholistic view should also include scientific information and evidence if it is to be whole. These choices are excruciating, and judging someone's decision as horrific or somehow made because of economic privilege is very narrow-thinking and unempathetic. There is no good or best choice for these women, just a lot of shitty options to pick from. Even if she is living the cleanest, most enlightened lifestyle possible, she still has one bad copy of a gene that protects against tumor formation, and if the other copy gets damaged (which it can be through all sorts of environmental factors that are out of our day-to-day control) she can get cancer.
    I am in the wholistic healthcare field as well, and it is naive and shameful to blame patients for their cancer and assume you know how they could have prevented it with diet and supplements.
    Perhaps if you had a friend or patient going through the decision process you could see another point of view.

  14. Barbara says:

    Hasn't Angeline been a self-mutilator for many years? While it is certainly her decision, it seems somewhat extreme given her unlimited funds to track anything and everything happening within her body.

  15. monica says:

    for a different take on this try reading: "EXPOSED: Angelina Jolie part of a clever corporate scheme to protect billions in BRCA gene patents, influence Supreme Court decision (opinion)"

    Learn more:

  16. Myriam says:

    I personally do not trust those tests and would rather not even know if I had a genetic disposition. Also don't trust traditional medicine practices at all. Years of pesonal experience. I believe Angelina is going to encourage woman to flow suit. Something I believe is dangerous and very misleading.

  17. jclive says:

    This woman Yaludy and her husband are great. They are inspiring, happy, real. That is all we need. We don't need Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie is a brand – Brands need to do bold things if people are going to stay interested in her. I mean she is an ambassador, isn't she? (of something that sounds important but isn't) She claims to save the children and women of the world (with pictures of her pouting and fake crying around refugees). She seems to have a good publicist, dermatologist, makeup artist, agent and all the rest that paints this facade that we all believe. There needs to be more real people with real stories and real struggles with breast cancer and a pre-disposed gene. I don't need to know that Brad and Angelina can find time to laugh during their struggle and that Angelina is a heroine. She isn't. She is an actress in the almighty hollywood. Yaludy needs to be interviewed by the NYTimes. Amen

  18. Zuzzie K says:

    Angelina Jolie’s fear mongering scare story is a powerful mind game for corporate profit. Women, don’t get tricked by this and don’t allow yourself to be scared into running out and demanding the BRCA testing. It’s all in the support of corporate monopoly and definitely not in your best interest.

    Be informed and look up what is behind it. It’s another attempt to frame into guise for women that it’s about choice, “empowering” women, while there is nothing empowering about a monopoly claiming ownership of 20% of the genes residing in your own body! Myriad genetics owns the patent to the genes in the body of all women. That means nothing can be done with this gene unless royalty is paid to Myriad. Can’t do cancer research, get tested for it or anything without paying to this company. Obama’s crony capitalism and Obamacare is only strengthening the already existent medical monopoly and enriching corporations. Slavery is always promoted in the language of freedom. Having corporations own your genes is slavery.

    The government is making trillions of dollars on exploiting women’s bodies. Angelina’s news article skyrocketed Myriad’s stock prices and created millions of dollars in new market capitalization. This all is leading to the US Supreme Court decision, trying to get all the women’s support (under the message, that if you don’t support this, you don’t support women). Don’t get fooled! It’s a mind game to turn women against themselves. Women, don’t support corporations that are owned mainly by men who claim to own your body.

  19. kosokun says:

    Do you honestly think a woman with the resouces that she has did such a radical thing without exploring every option that those (considerable) resources made available…?

  20. michelle says:

    i don't understand the need to villanize someone based on their choice. if she acted on fear, so be it. if she based it on knowledge, so be it. everyone has their choices … no one blasts you about yours … she came out with it because she is always in the public eye, thus had no choice. move on … next subject!