Forums > Food & Drink > Tofu for Infant?
One of the very few things I and my MIL both agreed was a boiled egg yolk mixed with mothers milk or formula (Shipped from USA).
Started the egg yolk once per day. At 6 or 7 months 2 yolks a day.
Look up Weston A Price foundation for other ideas.
The yolk is full of great nutrition and easy to digest.
You will not find western or CHinese brand baby meat products. At 8 or 9 months most get fround meat and boil it and puree it much like the Nurishing Traditions baby bood reciepes on Weston A Price web pages
Tofu? Increases Insulin, Insulin Like Growth Factor -1
I do even eat my wifes tofu. But then I aim for a ketogenic diet.
Forums > Food & Drink > Dreyers ice cream
I think a quick look in a SE like yahoo or google may help with the milk and cream and to add or not add a yolk or whole egg and what others think of the many tastes. Eric
Here are links to my recipes for covering some of the most popular flavors:
Vanilla - undoubtedly the most popular flavor in history; as popular now as ever. Great on its own, in a sundae or as an accompaniment to a hot pudding or pie.
Chocolate - possibly the most popular flavor for an ice cream sundae. Putting together 2 'melt-in-the-mouth' foods like chocolate and ice cream makes for one of the most irresistable desserts ever.
Strawberry - fragant and fruity; a seasonal that makes summer well worth waiting for.
Chocolate Chip - another variation on chocolate for the many chocaholics out there.
Pecan & Maple Syrup - sweet, nutty and sticky - a glorious ice cream on its own or with your favorite hot pudding.
Banana - quick and easy to make, a great treat any time
Butter Pecan - creamy and nutty, it's one of the best
Honey - surprisingly popular - an evergreen flavor
Mint Choc Chip - always popular especially with children with its wonderful blend of color and flavor.
Anyone interested in making homemade ice cream will also find these pages of interest
Forums > Study > The order of words
The order of words
The structure of language influences learning
Think of a frequently used noun or verb in our language. Try to count how many times you have uttered it in the last two hours. Now, do the same with the article "the". The language we speak is not only made of content words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, for instance) but also of lots of words that provide a support to them (articles, prepositions, etc.) that are used much more frequently than the first (function words, or functors). Despite the huge variability of known languages, language scientists were able to divide them roughly into two main categories: the languages in which the functor precedes the content word – and that use a Verb-Object order (VO) – and vice versa (OV). The experimental observations showed that the frequency of the terms is a clue that helps identifying to which category a language belongs and, as a consequence, "tuning in" to it.
Knowing the language's structure enables the individual to segment the speech (to divide the language flow into single words) and affects language learnability. This effect has been observed also in very young children for some languages, such as Italian and Japanese. Now a group of neuroscientists including Jacques Mehler and Marina Nespor of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste have extended the experiment also to adults, employing a wider range of languages. The research has been published in the review Frontiers in Psychology.
The experiment was carried on Italian and French native speakers (in representation of the VO language group), and on Japanese and Basque native speakers (OV languages), carrying out learning tasks centered on sentences in an artificial (invented) language that could feature one of the two order structures. "In the previous studies we observed that infants as young as 8-month-old already 'prefer' an artificial language that mirrors the structure of their native language," explains Nespor. "In this new series of studies we have observed this type of preference also in adults".
"This would also explain the increasingly greater difficulties encountered in learning a new language when growing up. Children, while showing such preference precociously, are in fact much more flexible and can easily learn also a language that has a different word order from their own, while adults seem to be more rigidly tied to their native language scheme." adds Nespor. "Of course, when learning a language, also other variables come into play such as lexicon and prosody" concludes the neuroscientist.
Forums > Living in Kunming > having a baby in kunming
My wife and I had our baby in the USA.
As an American you can home school a child in China.
As an American IF the child is bright (99.9 percentile) a free 7-12 education to include University level work is available in the USA.
one to one is THE historical model not crappy public or private education of the masses
How to Tutor
The Robinson Cirriculum
Very Very low cost home education tools
Nothing replaces good DNA and 1-1 interactions
Forums > Food & Drink > Dreyers ice cream
Why not make your own?
No need for a machine!
One smaller bag for the ingredients
One larger bag to put ice and salt and the smaller bag with the ingredients
Great home made real ice cream
Check for ratio of milk and cream and if you like egg yolk or whole egg
Eat ice cream
(If sugar is a problem liquid stevia can be bought over the internet)
Also a great demonstration for children or adults who like ice cream!