Jake "The Healer"
Jake's StrongGinger™ is named after my dad. While his name was actually Frank, his family and friends nicknamed him "Jake". He was born in 1920 and was the oldest in a family of five. He grew up on a small farm in Steven's point, Wisconsin during the great Depression. As self sufficiency was an ordinary part of farm life, Jake's family relied on natural medicine. From diarrhea, colds and flu to poison ivy and sunburn, Jake become well versed in preventative and healing remedies.
With a desire to fight for his country, he enlisted in the paratroopers and was shipped off to serve a European tour of duty in France. While Jake wasn't a medic, his buddies could always rely on Jake for natural remedies for physical, mental and spiritual health.
After the war, Jake's great sense of adventure and wanderlust took he and my mom "Betty" around the world. While on the Peruvian trail to Machu Picchu, Jake stumbled upon a gnarly, golden root, the locals referred to as the "Miracle Cure".
Jake's fascination and love affair with ginger was no secret to family and friends, but it wan't until 25 years later that I "Tryg" started experimenting with Ginger in our family kitchen with a juicer I received as a gift from my daughters. Today, Jake's StrongGinger™ is renowned as an Ayurvedic "heal-all" for stomach disorders, pain and inflammation and it's available on-line and stores throughout Wisconsin.