Yolanda Hadid is a reality show star who has been one of the most visible promoters of the fake chronic Lyme diagnosis. Her story has been critically examined in The Daily Beast, Jezebel, and the blog Real Skeptics of TV.
More details on Yolanda Hadid and her many dubious diagnoses can be found on our coinfections page.
Hadid created a large display of treatments she said she tried. This display is transcribed in the table below. She divided the treatments between “conventional” and “alternative”. However, if a drug is FDA-approved but used in an inappropriate manner, that still can be considered quackery.
According to US Weekly, ex-husband David Foster “shelled out nearly $5 million on Yolanda’s treatments.”
|Daptomycin||Mepron||Chinese Herbs||IV Phospholipids||Lufanuron|
|Albendazole||Vancomycin||Zithromax||Bio-Quinone||IV Glutatione||IV Vitamin C|
|Bicillin Injections||Diflucan||Plaquenil||Nature- Thyroid||Colloidal Biolog|
|Clindamycin||Deplin-Algal||Naltrexone||Orthosilic Acid||Essential Pro|
|Metrium (sp?)||Redoxon||Diclofenac||Fulvic Acid||Zeolite|
There are many other treatments Hadid tried that are not listed above, for example detox foot baths.
Hadid has also used unproven or disproven diagnostic techniques. One silly technique she’s used is called “muscle testing” (aka applied kinesiology, Autonomic Response Testing, or ART), which is based on magical beliefs that have no basis in reality.