Well, the day no one was waiting on has finally come. Yolanda Hadid’s book about her psychological dysfunction hit the shelves today. The folks over on Page Six have already interviewed her and read the book and have put together a list of some of her more shocking treatments. She clearly has a good agent as she will be on Good Morning America tomorrow morning. The advertisement for her appearance there mentions she has been dragged by multiple sites. I am honored to include myself among those who constantly call insanity, insanity. This woman clearly needs to be institutionalized. Something is very wrong with her.
Of course I predicted all of this including the sudden remission of her “imaginary Lyme disease” as soon as that pesky little prenup with David Foster was overturned. I find it hysterical that the title of the book is Believe Me. That is one of many tells of a liar. There is someone in a high political office that uses that term a lot.
Here are some of the quotes that Page Six pulled from the book, along with their estimated costs. This list is not complete. These are just some of her issues.
Sponaugle clinic in Florida, about $30,000 for a six week stay. Treatments included IV drips, colonics, coffee enemas, chiropractic adjustments and large numbers of supplements.
Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland, about $30,000 to $45,000 for three weeks of IV infusions, ozone therapy thought to activate the immune system and a form of acupuncture called neural therapy. She also underwent hyperthermia, spending several hours in a chamber that heated her body to 103 degrees. The heat is supposed to kill viruses and bacteria, although the treatment has only been studied in cancer patients, not those who suffer from Lyme.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation roughly $14,400 for 36 sessions TMS has been shown to help patients with major depression who don’t respond to medication, although Yolanda says that she underwent the procedures at UCLA Medical Center to combat her neurological fog.
Stem-cell treatment in Tijuana, $30,000 In spring 2014, Yolanda made her first trip to Tijuana, Mexico, for an embryonic stem-cell treatment with William Rader. (The treatment isn’t legal in the US, and Rader’s medical license was revoked by California authorities for negligence, professional misconduct, and false or misleading advertising, according to the LA Times). She ends up having to walk back across the border in what she describes as “a scene straight out of ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’” and says the energy-lifting results only lasted a few weeks.
Stem-cell harvesting and transplant in South Korea, cost unknown Going off of a recommendation by fellow Lyme sufferer Ally Hilfiger, Yolanda made two trips to an unnamed doctor in Seoul, South Korea — the first in November 2014 to harvest stem cells, and the second in January 2015 to reinject those cells back into her body once they’ve had a chance to grow. The cells boosted her energy temporarily.
“I consider the trips to Korea a big waste of time and money,” she writes. Gee, ya think?
Antiparasitic and antimalaria drugs, $15,000 New York-based Lyme expert Richard Horowitz prescribed antiparasite and antimalaria medication to combat Yolanda’s disease in November 2014, which she took for three months.
“I’m appalled and infuriated . . . by how expensive these medications are,” she writes. “Just one bottle of Mepron medication is $2,000 and my daily Bicillin shots will be $3,000 per month, and none of it is covered by my health insurance! I want to scream from the rooftops how wrong this is.”
Personal health concierge, an estimated $75 to $300 per hour In winter 2015, Yolanda began working with a patient advocate, LA-based April Daisy White. A former writer, actress and call girl, White tells The Post that she acts as a “frontline detective” for Yolanda and others suffering with Lyme. “When Yolanda first brought me on board, she would say that she needed someone’s brain,” White says. She organized Yolanda’s medical information, booked appointments, kept track of her medications and even traveled with her to Mexico, Seattle and more for appointments.
“I lived through many ups and downs with [Yolanda],” White says. “She’s a wonderful [fighter].” Yolanda worked with White every day in 2015, and now the two work together on an as-needed basis. Wait, she still hangs out with Daisy the call girl?
Colonics, $390 per week Regular colonics at the Gentle Wellness Center in Santa Monica, Calif., helped Yolanda expel a 16-inch “monster” she suspects had been living in her body for 20 to 30 years. The discovery kicks off an obsession — Yolanda begins getting colonics three days per week in February 2015, although she says she no longer does the treatment. She even sets up an at-home parasite “lab” in her guest bathroom so she can dissect her own poop and send findings to get tested.
Okay, her obsession with feces is a HUGE psychological red flag. This is just insanity and the fact she talks about this at length in her book is disturbing.
Ozone therapy in Tijuana, cost unavailable Yolanda headed back down to Tijuana in spring 2015 for a round of Recirculatory Hemoperfusion, or RHP, with chiropractor Louie Yu. He runs blood through a dialysis machine, which filters it and adds ozone, before pumping it back into the other arm.
Infusio treatment center in Frankfurt, $25,000 for two weeks At the Infusio treatment center in Frankfurt, Germany, Yolanda spent 14 days undergoing a stem-cell treatment in which the cells are extracted, grown for 10 days and then injected back into the body. Ultimately, she says, the April 2015 procedure “didn’t work.”
Adipose stem-cell treatment in the Bahamas, cost unavailable Going off of a tip from actress Kelly Preston, Yolanda headed to the Okyanos Cell Therapy center in the Bahamas in June 2015 for an adipose stem-cell treatment, in which cells are harvested from her fat and then injected back into her eyes and nerves. Like her stem-cell treatments before, benefits were short-lived.
WHAT THE FUCK?
Explant surgery, an estimated $10,000 Thanks to full-body scans in 2015, Yolanda discovered that a burst breast implant was leaking free-floating silicone throughout her body. So she had her two existing implants, plus the silicone that had moved through her body, removed in what’s called explant surgery. The procedure, with Cleveland-based, board-certified reconstructive surgeon Dr. Lu-Jean Feng, starts at $8,250, plus hospital fees, and increases based on existing complications — such as ruptures, as in Yolanda’s case. She credits the silicone removal with kick-starting her current remission.
Tvam surgery, cost unavailable Transvascular autonomic modulation, called TVAM, is meant to increase blood flow in patients with nervous system conditions by widening veins with a small inflated balloon, although the FDA warned in a statement this spring that there’s no evidence the surgery is either safe or effective. The FDA cautions that the treatment can lead to burst veins, blood clots, brain damage and even death, and singled out Yolanda’s doctor, Dr. Michael Arata, as promoting its benefits without any proof. Arata’s office tells The Post that he no longer performs the surgery, which Yolanda underwent in July 2016.
I totally DO NOT Believe her. Please don’t waste your money on this book.