Well Hello There!..

Here goes.....we wanted to create a place to chat with like-minded (& not so like-minded) souls about life, nutrition, tips, and any & everything else that we are inspired to chat about, so we created "From These Gray Walls."  A blog-ish space from the t.Loft family to yours.

 I am Jill Minton the founder & owner of t.Loft and I plan to contribute mostly to this space, but as with everything at t.Loft it is always truly a team effort.  I am blessed to work with some of the best people on this planet, including my husband Brandon.

As a former IT Consultant with degrees in Accounting and Technology, how the heck did I end up in the world of food?!  Well myself as well as a number of other family members were diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease in which your body basically attacks itself when it is exposed to gluten.  Gluten can be found in wheat, barley, rye, and malt.  As a reformed bread obsessed fanatic, I loved gluten!!!  Unfortunately, after years of extreme fatigue that continued to get worse, I was elated to figure out the cause.  So if gluten-full bread was all I had to give up to feel better than ever, it was a small sacrifice.  I went on a mission to repair and heal years of damage caused by this disease.  The healing process included tons of juice, tea, and some good, clean food.  This journey lit a fire in my heart to create a place that we can share with others.  A place that isn’t just about food, it’s about giving people a place to come together to enjoy this crazy ride called life!  Our mission is to do our part to make people feel amazing!  So excited to start these conversations with you.....