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Following Feng Shui in Your Kitchen Helps You Maintain a Healthier Lifestyle

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For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the place we gather together to receive nourishment, to share the events of the day and to celebrate. Creating an environment that is bright, clean, and cheerful influences the energy of the food as you prepare it and eat it. A healthy lifestyle begins in the kitchen. Therefore, maintaining this space is essential to you and your family’s wellness.

The best colors for the kitchen are those that support your health and nutrition. Use yellow to symbolize sunshine, green for healing, blue to calm and white or cream for a clean palette. Terracotta and rich browns will ground the space. Use dark or bright colors such as red, orange and black as accents.

A sunny kitchen filled with flora encourages happy and healthy energy to permeate the space. You can place plants in the room’s corners, on top of the refrigerator, and between the stove and sink to add harmony and healing to the eating area. Microwaves are not recommended. They emit electromagnetic fields and kill the nutrients in many foods. If you own one, place a plant near it to counteract some of these harmful effects.

The kitchen should have an abundance of natural sunlight and fresh air. A garden window will provide more light and space for plants. Also, in general mirrors are advantageous when placed in the kitchen.  They increase the light, open up the room and double the fortunate energy of the food and stove. Mirrors will expand and multiply all joyous occasions that take place in the kitchen.

The sink and the refrigerator are the water elements in the kitchen. As is true in the bathroom, you should keep the sink drains closed or covered with stoppers when not in use. Make sure the countertops are clean and cleared of color including spices, appliances, bills, containers and condiments. These impede calm cooking conditions.

An orderly kitchen promotes successful, enjoyable cooking. Knowing the exact location of each ingredient and kitchen accessory is a pleasure. Cleaning out the pantry is a great way to begin. Discard expired and unused foods and vitamins, old pots and pans, broken appliances, and tarnished utensils. Definitely get rid of those warped, lidless plastic containers! By splurging for new ones, you can avoid a lot of frustration.

Also, to relax the kitchen energy, clear your refrigerator of  photos, magnets, greeting cards, invitations, and flyers. A chaotic looking refrigerator causes excessive stimulation and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Feel free to hang a couple of colorful magnets or cards with inspiring quotes, but keep it simple. As for the inside, clean it often. Like the pantry, you should throw out spoiled goods and organize your  food in colorful bowls and plastic ware; keep fruit and vegetables in clear glass containers so the natural color shines through. The refrigerator should emanate fresh, healthy energy and be filled with nourishing food.

Finally, do not place the garbage can in a prominent corner of the kitchen. Instead, hide it inside the pantry or under the sink. Make sure it has a lid to contain the dirty energy. Take the garbage out as often as possible. In addition, cleaning supplies, mops, brooms, and chemicals should be kept in a cabinet, not in view.

Here is a Feng Shui color chart to explain the feelings and atmospheres different color’s can create:

Red……..……..Pink …..….. Orange….Green….. …. Yellow

Passion Love Enthusiasm Harmony Optimism
Courage Sweetness Joy Beginnings Focus
Power Uplift Exuberance Prosperity Communication
Wealth Happiness Interaction Nature Sunshine
Motivation Tenderness Fun Growth Inspiration
Fame Enticement Captivation Healing Fidelity

 

Gold…..….. Blue…. Violet……Brown… Black………..White

Wealth Imagination Intuition Solidity Strength Purity
Wisdom Calm Devotion Warmth Elegance Innocence
Luxury Serenity Respect Practicality Protection Faith
Abundance Relaxation Peace Diligence Sophistication Benevolence
Sparkle Compassion Spirituality Reliability Intelligence Honesty
Influence Ocean Awareness Patience Shrewdness Grace

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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

© 2011, Dr J Renae Norton. This information is intellectual property of Dr J Renae Norton. Reproduction and distribution for educational purposes is permissible.

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Sources:

Barrett J, Steenburgen M. Feng Shui Your Life. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing, 2003.

 

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Improve Your Health and Well-Being Through Feng Shui

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Feng Shui is an ancient eastern philosophy that identifies and directs spiritual energy paths. Visit my About Me section for more background on this philosophy.

Creating Health and Well-being energy throughout your home will help you achieve more balance and harmony, in all aspects of your life.  It will even help you to make better choices in terms of what you eat and whether or not you resist illnesses! Really! In a nutshell it helps us to:

Become more physically healthy,

Recover quickly from an illness,

Learn to take time for ourselves,

And get Focused and centered in our lives.

Health and Well-Being No-No’s and Simple Changes – Clutter, Garbage, and Dirt

Kitchen

Clutter stresses us and grime invites disease.  The kitchen is particularly important.  If it is always full of dirty dishes, it will not invite you to prepare a “clean” and delicious meal.  It will make you want to grab something and run. Have a bowl of fresh fruit out in the kitchen and maintain an organized refrigerator.  Put old food in the compost immediately when it goes bad. It is critical to have a quiet, comfortable place to sit down and eat a meal in peace.  It is your reward for the hard work you put into the meal and it nourishes the body better if eaten in a restful setting.

Bathrooms

Bathrooms at the center of the bagua (home) and can create health as well as financial challenges. It is another room that must be clean and inviting for us to spend the time each day to attend to our hair, teeth and skin.  However it has drains that can drain away the wealth of the owner, so always keep the toilet seat down and the drains covered.  Also add a few plants to strengthen your health. Plants love steamy bathrooms. You can also place mirrors on the outside of the bathroom to keep the healthy energy from going down the drains. If you have a powder room close to a front door, keep the bathroom door closed and a light on.

Bedrooms

In the bedroom surround yourself with the things you love. I have pictures of my son, and my favorite picture of myself with my grandchildren. I even have a picture of my ex-husband and I on a ski trip. We are still best friends and it’s a very happy picture of our friends and us.

To Ensure Restfulness

Limit the number of books you keep by your bedside. No electronics! No bills, no paperwork at all. This is a place to rest.

Bedrooms should be soft, warm; inviting and they should smell good. Use soft pillows and handmade quilts, anything that enhances the sense of serenity and comfort.

Colors for the Bedroom

Soft and soothing colors belong in the bedroom. If you prefer warmer colors, stick to the creams, peaches, pinks, and earth tones. If you prefer cooler colors, go with light greens, blues and lavender. Blues calm; pinks and peaches invite love and romance; accents of red, pomegranate, and burgundy bring excitement and passion.

Health and Well-Being Enhancements

These should be positioned throughout the home to improve one’s health and well-being:

  • Healthy plants
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Symbols and items from the earth such as stones, shells, ceramics, and terra-cotta pottery
  • Items in yellow and green
  • Paintings, symbols, or photos of the earth, sun, stars, or a sunrise
  • Abundant artwork with fields of daisies, sunflowers, and yellow wild flowers
  • Real or Fake fruit and Vegetables in a colorful bowl
  • Symbols of peace and harmony

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Take my new Eating Disorder survey!

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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

© 2011, Dr J Renae Norton. This information is intellectual property of Dr J Renae Norton. Reproduction and distribution for educational purposes is permissible.

Please credit ‘© 2011, Dr J Renae Norton. http://edpro.wpengine.com’

Sources:

Barrett J, Steenburgen M. Feng Shui Your Life. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing, 2003.

 

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