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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

New Nutritional Technology at Total Health Ministries

Cheryl Hawkins

To help take the guesswork out of determining which nutritional supplements to take, Total Health Ministries now utilizes ZYTO technology equipment when consulting with clients.

Owners Daisy Hawkins, a doctor of naturopathy, and Cheryl Hawkins, a certified natural health practitioner, say the equipment measures what nutrients the body prefers by means of a tool that records and analyzes fluctuations in the energy patterns of the skin. The primary feedback mechanism is an individual’s Galvanic Skin Response, or GSR, commonly used as a marker for stress.

During the process, called bio-survey, the client places their hand on a hand cradle and the ZYTO software sends stimuli to the body using digital signatures representative of various alternatives, such as nutritional supplements. Each stimulus creates a unique GSR response that the ZYTO software measures and analyzes, and each response indicates a biological preference for the item assessed.

“Knowing biological preferences can help individuals to make better choices about their health, including choosing the right nutritional supplements,” says Hawkins.

Cost: $50 for first assessment, including consultation with professional practitioner Location: Total Health Ministries, 33 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg 17055. For more info, call 717-766-5060 or visit