Shaklee Minerelles Eyeliner Passes The Safety Test

Hi Kitty,

I just wanted to share an important testimonial with you! Recently, our son, Steve, was home from college and he shared some startling news with me. You remember Steve is a second year pre-med student.

Well, in his Quantitative Analysis class (a high level Chemistry course) they recently conducted a study on various eyeliners. It seems the class conducted various tests on dozens of different brands of eyeliners to determine if any mutations occurred when they came into contact with human DNA. Steve shared with me that he had snuck one of my Shaklee eye pencils into the mix to see how it would fare. He confessed that he took it without my knowledge for fear that if it didn’t do well, he could spare his dear old mom from dieing a hundred deaths over her beloved Shaklee failing the test. Well, he shouldnt have had any fear or worry because the results absolutely shocked his professor!

It ended up that every single eyeliner (except ONE!!) resulted in skin cell mutations.

When I asked Steve to clarify what mutations truly implied, he looked at me squarely in the eye and said, pre-cancer cells, Mom. Well, the professor went absolutely nuts asking the class who had brought in the Shaklee eye pencil. Timidly Steve identified himself as the culprit and the professor said, this is the only sample that not only didnt damage the cells but actually fed the cells and kept the DNA intact. Boy was Steve pleased with himself and our Shaklee!! He very proudly explained that the sample was his Moms from her Shaklee stash. It turns out that the professor was really bowled over because he has conducted this test in class for the past several years and anticipated what the results would be, so needless to say, he was amazed to discover that a product of this quality and caliber actually exists! Pretty cool, eh?

Of course, we know about Shaklees science and unwavering commitment to health and wellness so we arent surprised are we, Kitty? Still, its awesome to learn once again that our Shaklee truly is a gift to our bodies!! It gives me a lot of confidence knowing I can trust the Shaklee science to back up our claims that our products truly are the best on the market!! Thanks, Shaklee!!

Eileen Gale

Hi Bob!

Thanks for writing! The eye pencil study Steve participated in was incredible, wasnt it?? Yes, I know a lot of people want to know specifics. When I asked the professor for permission he was not in favor of sharing his name or the institution being a scientist, hes very cautious about sharing too much without more advanced studies being done. He explained to me that he has conducted that particular experiment in class the past 3 semesters to demo to the students what mutations look like in human DNA cell structures. He was just amazed that our eye pencils did not react the way all the other ones did!! Still he said many more advanced tests would need to take place before any scientific conclusions could be drawn. I’m sure you understand his concerns.

Have a terrific day, Eileen

Dear Mary,

The eyeliner piece has certainly raised a great deal of interest, and requests for clarification. Here is what Eileen Gale wrote back to me. I was quite certain that the professor involved would not choose to have the name of his institution mentioned, but that does not invalidate this direct, first-person report. I think we can be so proud of our products and how they stand up to scrutiny, even if inadvertent.

Best Wishes,

Calorie Intake for Weight Loss

You have to calculate your calorie intake very good for weight loss.

There are approximately 3500 calories in a pound of stored body fat. So, if you create a 3500-calorie deficit through diet, exercise or a combination of both, you will lose one pound of body weight. (On average 75% of this is fat, 25% lean tissue) If you create a 7000 calorie deficit you will lose two pounds and so on. The calorie deficit can be achieved either by calorie-restriction alone, or by a combination of fewer calories in (diet) and more calories out (exercise). This combination of diet and exercise is best for lasting weight loss. Indeed, sustained weight loss is difficult or impossible without increased regular exercise.

If you want to lose fat, a useful guideline for lowering your calorie intake is to reduce your calories by at least 500, but not more than 1000 below your maintenance level. For people with only a small amount of weight to lose, 1000 calories will be too much of a deficit. As a guide to minimum calorie intake, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that calorie levels never drop below 1200 calories per day for women or 1800 calories per day for men. Even these calorie levels are quite low.

An alternative way of calculating a safe minimum calorie-intake level is by reference to your body weight or current body weight. Reducing calories by 15-20% below your daily calorie maintenance needs is a useful start. You may increase this depending on your weight loss goals.

Here’s a detailed way to calculate your calorie intake for weight loss.
The first step you need to do is estimate what amount of calories you burn every day. All calculations start by estimating your Resting Metabolic Rate (that’s the amount of calories you would burn per day if you don’t move at all). Scientists have developed formulas for estimating your RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate). They do it by getting a bunch of people together, measuring their RMR using sophisticated methods and then trying to figure out a formula to match their RMRs using weight, height, age and other factors.

To calculate your RMR use this formula:
In pounds and inches:
Men: RMR = (4.54 x Weight in pounds) + (2.44 x Height in inches) – (4.92 x Age) + 5
Women: RMR = (4.54 x Weight in pounds) + (2.44 x Height in inches) – (4.92 x Age) – 161
In kilograms and centimeters:
Men: RMR = (9.99 x Weight in kg) + (6.25 x Height in cm) + (4.92 x Age) + 5
Women: RMR = (9.99 x Weight in kg) + (6.25 x Height in cm) + (4.92 x Age) – 161
Next, you will need to multiply the RMR by an Activity Coefficient (AC). Here are the average ACs for men and women.
Sedentary Men: AC = 1.55
Moderately Active Men: AC = 1.78
Very Active Men: AC = 2.10
Sedentary Women: AC = 1.56
Moderately Active Women: AC = 1.64
Very Active Women: AC = 1.82
Your total daily energy expenditure (the number of calories you burn per day) is: TDEE = RMR x AC

It is really simple. Calculate your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR formula). Find your Activity Coefficient (AC) above and multiple the RMR by the AC.
If you want to lose weight, set a target calorie intake below your total daily expenditure.

For most people, a calorie plan of plus or minus 300 to 1000 calories per day will do the job. Every week weigh yourself and recalculate your total daily energy expenditure. If your progress is slowing down, add or subtract a bigger number of calories to your TDEE.

If you are a female, never eat less than 1200 calories per day. If you are a male, never eat less than 2000 calories per day.

And remember, you can cut calories, but you can also burn more calories via exercise. And your calorie intake for weight loss will bring visible results and you will be proud of your body.