Yolanda Hadid has been battling chronic Lyme disease since her diagnosis in 2012, and says she will try anything to get better.
“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.”
“It’s boring, but I would eat bark for a year if it would save my life,” continues Hadid. “I’ll do anything.”