KNF for Human Health

Korean Natural Farming uses all edible ingredients to get optimal human health in the soil. We also use KNF to help our plants grow to full potential. This lecture goes into how the KNF Solutions can be used to enhance human health by boosting the immune system.

IMO Baths for Human Health

IMO Baths use the heat of indigenos micro organisms to generate unique IR band heat that penetrates deep into the body to heal. The heat can get the body to a much higher temperature than by steam or sauna. This dry heat that will not burn you is caused by micro organisms making love.

As a person lay buried in the pile of active microbes the body is warmed, and the pores open and sweat begins to emerge. The micro organisms swim in this sweat and freely enter the body to create an armor within the skin. This extra layer of microbes is like putting on an immune system coat, the microbes will live symbiotically with you and protect you from malicious invasion.

Nutrient Dense Foods for Human Health

The food we put in our body is one of the most important factors of health. Just like the fuel you put in a machine will determine its performance, the food we eat will determine our abilities to function at full capacity.

Thinking about what you eat eats. That second layer of not just is this an apple, but what is in the apple.

HanKyu Cho’s Theory of Plant Nutrition

Plants grow according to a natural cycle and that is what Korean Natural Farming seeks to understand and complement. As natural farmers we can apply nutrients when the plant is ready for it, and this will help the plant pack extra nutrients into it’s body.

Indigenous Micro Organisms in the soil as well seek out natural minerals and nutrients in exchange for sugars from the plant. The plant turns a lot of the sunlight energy it collects into sugars specifically to feed the soil micro organisms to barter for nutrients. By altering the sugars different colonies of microbes flourish and will solubilize and concentrate different nutrients. This way the plant can select what nutrient it would like delivered from the soil. By changing the biology, the pH changes and different nutrients are solubilized and made plant available right in the root zone.

Bacteria also colonize in the root zone where then nematodes and protozoa can come to feed and release the nitrogen rich excrement right where the plant can absorb it.


Shwa-Saka San; Japanese Cultural Beverage

Banchan-san presented a fermented beverage that originated in Japan after the 3/11 tsunami. People are finding that the microbes are mitigating the damage caused by radioactive exposure. This Shwa-Saka drink is made from the microbes of over 100 different herbs and cultured together is making it’s way around the world gaining even more potency through diversity.

PDF of instructions Shwa-Saka San

Micro Biology of IMO Natural Farming

Our June 2015 meeting covered microscopic soil analysis of indigenous micro organisms, IMO. We discovered and identified bacteria, fungus and nematodes. I brought in my 400x microscope to easily evaluate soil fertility based on biology. We recorded this lesson on how to use a microscope to validate your natural farming.

nfscience.008We are essentially looking for beneficial fungus. Aerobic, oxygen loving, soil building life forms, beneficial fungus, can be identified by looking for ‘tubes’ greater than 3.5 micrometers wide and darker in color. There should be one beneficial fungus per view when soil is around 600:600 bacteria:fungus ratio, ideal for most crops.

Identifying this beneficial fungus is a key indicator of natural farming success. The idea is to get these organisms to dwell deep within our soil. Bringing life and oxygen deep into the Earth and allowing plants lots of room to grow roots. Beneficial fungus harbor beneficial bacteria and healthy levels of nematodes. Good thing they are easy to see and increase with natural farming solutions!

PDF of Presentation Slides

Egg Yolk Oil (Recipe)

Master Cho told a story of an old Japanese woman giving him this recipe for “All the terrible things the Japanese have done to the Korean people”, and perhaps it has enough mystical power to mend all that hardship. Make some and find out for your self.


  • Cook a dozen egg yolk on medium heat.
  • When they are golden brown and “ready to eat”, turn up the heat to high.
  • Break egg into small particles.
  • Continue heating until oil releases, press oil from egg and remove from heat.
  • Store oil in a jar in the medicine cabinet.

Takes 20~30 minutes of high heat until oil releases. Make sure to have plenty of ventilation.

It’s been known to sprout cooked beans if used properly.