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I’m an avid reader with an unquenchable interest in the science behind nutrition and how the body works to heal itself. This topic kept me entertained for years and allowed me to casually mention nutritional healing facts to friends and family if the conversation went there.  Everything snapped into focus the moment my daughter, age 12, was diagnosed with advanced Acute Myeloid Leukemia with the probability of two weeks to live.  Instantly, all that research and reading had tremendous purpose.  Everything I knew about recovering the body to wellness was implemented and put to the test.  My daughter’s recovery changed my life and my passion to give back was high.  Now, as a certified Integrative Health Coach and with a different approach to eating and getting nutrients, I help others find a healthy weight, improve common health issues, disturbing illnesses and seemingly untreatable diagnoses, giving hope again were hope was lost.

Understanding the importance of pH balance and how to achieve it, the role enzymes play in health and how to easily support the body with them, how to get sleep, reduce stress, have better elimination all to dramatically improve health.   The knowledge and ability to nutritionally heal the body is so empowering.  It’s the information our society needs right now.  Reducing illness and healthcare issues is within our reach as individuals and as a society, this site demonstrates the way.  I wrote Simple. Natural. Healing. with Morgan James Publishing and also I HAVE WRITTEN A FREE eBOOK available right now by clicking the tab here on the top of my website and download it to your email.  Start the healing process now.

35 thoughts on “My Story

  1. I have been helped with your knowledge many time. The one I remember most is you coming to my apartment on a freezing rainy night to bring me the fixings to help with my terrible cold. You have so much information to offer if I could sit and pick your brain ( and I have) I would ..I’m excited to have a book for those few moments when I can’t talk to you in person. I”m so proud of you , Thank you for all you have taught me , in health, and in life in general. !!

    • Thank you for visiting my site. It is a work in progress. My book – Loving Them Well – will soon be available from Morgan James Publishing. It’s exciting that I will have an easy reading source for everyone to get the information they need for themselves or loved ones to improve the healing process and optimize the body’s ability to heal itself. – Donna

  2. Hello Donna,
    Steve and Amy Colley recommended that I get in touch with you—several years ago, I must confess. My husband has diverticular disease for the past 10 years and had 1 foot of his colon removed 5 years ago during emergency surgery since he was ready to rupture. It was a severe case and he was only 35. It is now back after we have changed our diet fairly drastically over the past 5 years. Now we don’t know what to do. The dr’s keep saying to just eat more fiber, but seriously, how much fiber can one person eat? There has to be something else. He is depressed about the situation but we both know that even though we have made major improvements, there is still room to improve and we would like to meet with you and see what help you might be willing to give us. We appreciate you in advance, looking forward to hearing from you,
    Christina

    • I look forward to meeting with you and your husband, I have missed you by phone, but am glad you live in my area so we can hopefully get together soon. I have used the alkaline and enzymatic healing approach to all debilitating illnesses I have coached and have had positive results. Absorption and utilization of minerals, vitamins and nutrients is a big problem for a large sector of our population. Inflammatory issues tend to follow leaving individuals with stomach, intestinal tract and colon problems. I definitely feel that I can help your husband. The focus is on fiber generally but if the delicate system is inflamed and aggravated, high fiber actually makes matters worse in the short run. Healing the inflamed lower GI so important. I use supplements like Sea Aloe and other products, certain foods and water to heal this area, then after healing is complete, we work on a long term maintenance plan. It is paramount that your husband become gluten free, because wheat is a aggrevant and causes a multitude of problems when trying to heal the GI and colon. Let’s get together soon.

      • Hi Donna!
        Chuck and I are doing so well!! Two weeks in and feeling great….can’t wait to have lunch again and fill you in on all of our progress. You ARE an earthly angel.
        Thanks again,
        Chris Finn

  3. Hi. I wondered if you have any ideas about T1 diabetes and/or Alzheimer’s prevention? I live very nearby and would love the opportunity to learn from you! Thanks so much.

    • Just wondering if you received my information back in June and if I can help you. Thanks for visiting my site. I am hosting a free to the public Natural Health Clinic on November 8th from 10-4 at the Shadow Brook Inn & Resort. It is a full day of Speakers, demonstrations and vendors with the latest in cutting edge alternative healing modalities. I would love to meet you. Come if you can and bring a friend. – Donna

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  4. Hi Donna
    My name is Paula, I am a friend of Christina. She spoke to me about your meeting together. I would like to speak with you about my husband. Would it be possible to do a phone consult? If so you could email me as to what your schedule looks like. Thank you in advance for your time.
    Paula

  5. GOOD MORNING DONNA

    SO GLAD YOU CAME ALONG WITH BOB TO SEE MY ” STUFF”. LOOKS AS IF BOB & MYSELF WILL HAVE MANY CRUSE SCANS MADE & I AM VERY HAPPY THAT MY FIRND & POSSIBLE FUTURE PARTNER DEB RICE FOUND HIM.

    THANKS FOR THE BOOK AS WELL–READ
    YOUR CHAPTER & WAS QUITE TAKEN WITH IT–REALLY IS VERY IMFORMATIVE–TO THE POINT & SOMETHING I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN. I AM READING 2 CHAPTERS PER MORNING & SHOULD BE THRU IT SOON–GREAT BOOK & MANY OF THE AUTHORS ACTUALLY BELIEVE AS I DID & DO REGARDING WORK-CAREER & LIFE IN GENERAL. YOU PROBABLY SAW MY HUGE SIGN ON THE FAR STUDIO WALL WITH MY OWN WORDS LIKE SELF MOTIVATION–DEDICATION- PERSISTENCE ETC.
    IT WAS MY PLEASURE TO MEET YOU & NOW KNOW ABOUT YOUR WORK & DEDICATION. WE WILL GET TOGETHER HERE AGAIN & I LOOK FORWARD TO YOU MEETING MY WIFE JAN–

    I AM NOT USUALLY IMPRESSED WITH MOST FOLKS —YOU ARE DEFINITELY A ONE OF A KIND–KEEP UP THE POSITIVE WORK—I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR OWN BOOK TO COME OUT . HELLO TO BOB—-

    PETE

    • Thank you Pete – It was nice to wake up to your positive comments this morning. I have so much interest this work and
      try to keep myself from pushing it on people, but of course would love for all of us to have a chance to get together sometime. Have a good night – Donna

  6. Hi Donna, I met you at a wellness expo in Clark’s Summit earlier this year. Would like to see if you could do a consult with me on general health and nutrition issues. I’m overwhelmed with all the advice out there!
    Thanks a lot – Susan

    • Hello Annmarie ~ Thank you for your comments on donnalabar.com site, it is a WordPress site with many
      template themes available. Hope that is helpful.

  7. So glad I saw you on the street the other day. You have always carried yourself with a serenity and grace that I find unique in my experience. To make a career of giving back is remarkable. Your story is inspiring to many. I am proud to have contributed just a little to your growth so very long ago. May we meet again.

    • Thank you George! It was certainly a nice surprise to see you too! Thank you for looking through my site to take a glimpse at the work that inspires me so ~ Although I have always appreciated the confidence you gave me to work in the real estate world, I think what I learned most from you is to be true to my own character, enjoy good wit and not take things and myself so seriously. It’s all served me well. Glad you are fine and enjoying life ~ Donna

    • What area do you live in? There is hypnotherapy and one brain integration therapy. Both can be effective for stress, anxiety and depression. There are other modalities that help too. Would be glad to guide you. My email is dlabar1007@aol.com. I am hosting a free to the public Natural Health Clinic for health and fitness, November 8th, 10am – 4pm, at the Shadow Brook Inn & Resort, Route 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. Many speakers, demonstrations and vendors that will cover these topics and others. There will be a hypnotist and two individuals that provide one brain integration therapy.
      Hope you can come.

  8. Donna, which Arthromax is recommended for arthritis. I found them on Amazon and there are so many varieties!

    Thanks,
    Kathi Keefe

  9. Hi Donna! I work at House of Nutrition in Luzerne, PA. I just helped a woman to her car with her groceries. She shared with me a pamphlet for nutritional healing from cancer that she obtained through one of your seminars. I am writing to welcome you to send some business cards or other information that we could use in our store as a reference to connect our clientelle to you. I am interested myself in learning more. Thank you.

    • Hi Tiffany! So sorry I am just responding, my access to my site has been a problem, finally fixed!! You reached out to me on my website on May 5th about a woman you helped to her car with groceries that told you of my seminars.
      Please come if you can! The next one is at Shadow Brook Inn & Resort on Rt 6 in Tunkhannock, in the Resgistration Building, Fairway 2 conference room, on Wednesday, July 22nd from 6-9 pm. They have been fun and informative ~ people are so hungry for knowledge about
      taking better care of themselves. Feel free to reach out to me on my cell (570) 840-3580 ~ Thanks! ~Donna

  10. Hi Donna,
    We met a few weeks ago in Sandra Lane’s parking lot and you gave me your publication along with some other items. Would it be possible for us to meet with you sometime to discuss some of the items in your article?
    Thanks,
    Phil Jurchak

  11. My husband works part time at ftness Headquarters in Wilkes Barre. Your friend came in the store and told Joe about your work. I searched your website and would love to attend one of your seminars. My son suffers from depression and anxiety and I’m interested in your approach to helping him. Look forward to hearing from you.

  12. I may have over looked it but I am interested in the free e-book you mentioned. Would you be able to email it to me? Thank you so much!

    • Here you go Patti! This is the link for my free eBook it will confirm in your email and should then open right up for you.
      http://donnalabar.com/?page_id=20 This is a preview of my book that is coming out with Morgan James Publishing called
      Simple. Natural. Healing. it is on preorder status with all the bookstores right now. Thanks for you interest in my work!

  13. Donna-learned so much in your class at the Dietrich on Feb 11th. Im interested in the recipes for the delicious lunch provided that day. You handed out recipes but I am not sure if any were included in the luncheon. I especially enjoyed the nut mixture with cinnamon. Is there a site that has more of the same type of recipes you use?

  14. This is very useful information! I love your blog. Thanks for sharing your tips on nutritional eating plan. This is my first time visiting your blog. Have a fantastic day.

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