Yolanda Foster Fires Back at Those Who Question Her Illness

The #RHOBH mom puts speculation about her Lyme disease to rest in her latest cast blog. 

Yolanda Foster is putting an end to questions about her health. After the topic of Muchausen syndrome was brought up on last night's episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Yolanda responded to how she handles the endless speculation around her. "If I let fear of what others say about me creep into my mind, I'd probably would not be where I am today. 100 books later, and immersed in world wide research that I never thought I could process has given me a masters in being fearless and the strength to battle this epidemic called Lyme disease - it's the power of believing in myself that's let me come this far," she wrote in her latest RHOBH cast blog. "I am inspired by my life on a day to day basis and consciously avoid stressful situations by walking away and letting go of remarks from people like the women in this group but it seems in today's world your word isn't good enough anymore so even though I should not have to prove my case, I'm not afraid to do so. I will move on from the absurd Munchausen comment that is an insult to my integrity and that of my two children who battle this disease on a daily basis." In October, Yolanda revealed at the Global Lyme Alliance inaugural gala that her children Bella and Anwar Hadid both suffer from Lyme disease as well.

Yolanda went on to provide numerous pieces of information about her personal Lyme disease diagnosis, including that she "tested positive for multiple co-infections, including Babesiosis (a malarial-like parasite) with three positive tests: this included positive Babesia titers, PCRs (DNA tests) and FISH testing (RNA testing) as well as having positive tests for other tick-borne infections including Bartonella and Q-fever," and identified her two doctors, Dr. Richard Horowitz and Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, whom she calls "the two greatest Lyme literate doctors in the world."

The RHOBH former model also addressed speculation about her relationship with husband David Foster, following this month's announcement that they are divorcing after four years of marriage. "There has been a lot of speculation and claims about David and I that are simply untrue. David has been one of the guiding lights in my journey and even though we ran out of steam I will never allow anyone to discredit his persistence and commitment to my healthcare - I am eternally grateful," she wrote. David similarly put speculation to rest in a statement to People on Tuesday. "I have always had and continue to have the utmost respect and love for Yolanda, which is why it is so frustrating to see headlines questioning her chronic debilitating illness," he said. 

Take a look at Yolanda and David's relationship through the years, below. 

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