Yolanda Hadid: 'I Would Eat Bark for a Year If It Would Save My Life'
“I’m like a little scientist at work,” the former Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, 52, tells PEOPLE. “I want to figure this out. I want to be 100 percent functioning like a normal person. I deserve it, I want it and I’m going to get it.”
As part of her plan to beat her disease, Hadid, who is co-chair of the Global Lyme Alliance’s annual “United for a Lyme-Free World” Gala, has been sticking to a “very extreme diet.”
“Right now I am no gluten, no dairy, no grains, nothing that turns into sugar, no caffeine, no alcohol, no black tea,” she says.
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“It’s boring, but I would eat bark for a year if it would save my life,” continues Hadid. “I’ll do anything.”
For more on Hadid’s battle with Lyme disease, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.