Beverly Hills reality star Yolanda Foster underwent treatment for Lyme disease at her Malibu, California, home on May 27. As she treated her illness with a portable heavy metal detox device, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star shared a photo on social media.
“Another glamorous day at the office….. #HeavyMetalDetox #Chelation #PortableInfraRedSauna #ChronicNeuroLymeDisease.”
In the photo, the Beverly Hills reality star was seen undergoing a controversial medical procedure known as chelation therapy. According to Wikipedia, chelation therapy is the “administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body.” However, while the procedure is thought to be a possible solution to Lyme disease, it has serious side effects, including death.
The site claimed that when used properly, side effects include “dehydration, low blood calcium, harm to kidneys, increased enzymes as would be detected in liver function tests, allergic reactions, and lowered levels of dietary elements,” and when administered inappropriately, risks include “cancer, neurodevelopmental disorder from toxicity, and death.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Foster’s husband, David, is reportedly pushing her to quit The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to tend to her battle with Lyme disease. In a report by Radar Online earlier this month, a source claimed David was worried about how his wife’s Beverly Hills co-stars could negatively impact her health.
“David has told Yolanda there is just no way she can return to the show because her condition is just getting worse. The Lyme disease is just ravaging her, and traveling for the international medical treatments is taking a toll. Yolanda is extremely weak, and her memory is suffering. David is just being protective because he doesn’t want any of the ladies to use her illness against her, as he knows those women are vicious.”
Foster has appeared on the Beverly Hills reality show since the series’ third season, and reportedly hopes she can continue on with Bravo in an effort to raise awareness for Lyme disease. That said, her role on the show will likely be cut, as she’s been unable to participate in a full-time manner since experiencing a Lyme disease relapse at the end of last year. During The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, Foster was forced to leave set early, and throughout the end of the season, was unable to participate in her weekly Bravo blog.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6 has yet to be officially announced by Bravo.
[Photo via Instagram]