When Morgan Koth learned his father had diabetes in 2010, he took the hint and started paying closer attention to his own health. Before adopting a plant-based diet, Koth had blood work done that revealed his thyroid was on overdrive. But instead of taking the pill his physician prescribed, Koth implemented lifestyle changes. Six months later, his blood work was pretty much perfect.
His father experienced no such recovery. In 2014, he died of complications from diabetes at the age of 61. The loss was a catalyst for Koth, a lifelong sports participant who exercised regularly and consumed low-fat meats, to begin developing OptimumU—one health-tracking app to rule them all.
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Story excerpt provided by Columbus CEO.
Written by Katy Smith.
Originally published September 24, 2018.