Yolanda Foster was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, and ever since, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been fighting back against symptoms, and chronicling her journey on social media along the way.
Yolanda Foster begins extreme week-long detox diethttps://t.co/zzBduKKOFz via @DailyMailCelebIn one of Yolanda Foster's latest social media updates, the reality star and mother of three has taken fans inside her "extreme" week-long detox.
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"Day 1 of detoxing with superfoods," Yolanda Foster began her February 1 post on Instagram.
"Even though I miss my coffee this morning, I'm am excited to start a week of nourishing my body with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, energizing and immune-building foods," she continued. "During this week I will be consuming over 35 different types of vegetables and 14 different types of beans, nuts and seeds........................... #1 Detox Tonic #2 Super Seed Bar #3 Roasted Veggie Salad. #4 Healing Bone Broth. #5 Broccoli & Arugula Soup. #6 Immune Boosting Turmeric #HealthIsYourWealth."
In Yolanda Foster's accompanying photo, several mason jars filled with vegetables and other foods were seen.
Yolanda Foster: I Have Nothing to Prove https://t.co/8x8wfsRvjQ pic.twitter.com/OslGRQ10K2Throughout the currently airing sixth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Yolanda Foster's lyme disease diagnosis and struggles have been a hot topic amongst her co-stars, many of whom have posed questions regarding her illness. In an episode of the show at the end of last year, Taylor Armstrong, who was seen in a guest role, spoke to Lisa Rinna about Yolanda Foster's inconsistent social media feed, which she claimed included "happy" and "sick" selfies. Then, a couple of episodes later, Rinna admitted she'd been approached by people who doubted Yolanda Foster's diagnosis.
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After speaking to critics, Rinna sat down with her co-stars, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump, where she brought up the issue of Munchausen's Syndrome, in which people suffering from the mental disorder fake illnesses in an effort to gain sympathy and attention. However, right away, Rinna felt bad for vocalizing the doubts in Yolanda Foster's Lyme disease diagnosis, and told her co-stars that she hoped to talk directly to Foster in an effort to make things right.
In response to the doubts surrounding her diagnosis, Yolanda Foster recently took to her Bravo blog, where she told fans she had nothing to prove, and expressed her frustrations in her children's health being brought into question, as well.
"I can't accept something so delicate as my children's health being talked about in such a way," Yolanda Foster wrote to fans. "I know I'm not the only mother who would speak to this … It's one thing when your integrity is doubted, spoken of behind your back, but it strikes another cord [sic] when it's your children."
According to Yolanda Foster, her two youngest children, Bella and Anwar Hadid, were diagnosed with Lyme disease in late 2013 and have been undergoing "extensive holistic treatment ever since." Yolanda Foster also explained that it is "very" common for several members of a family to be affected by the illness due to their similar living conditions.
"The children and I lived on a horse ranch in Santa Barbara for 10 years and spent the majority of our time outside in nature," Yolanda Foster revealed.
Along with her former husband Mohamed Hadid's support, Yolanda Foster said she's managed her children's health on a "daily basis" since they were born.
"Shame on those who think it's OK to spread rumors and provoke doubt about something so heart wrenching," Yolanda Foster added.
For more of Yolanda Foster and her illness, tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6 on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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