Well, life on earth can be hazardous to our health. You name it - there's a problem with it. It's a matter of life style choice and living with whatever consequences they bring. Heck there are worse things than drinking diet coke as we all know.
Susangg, you're right - sipping on a fresh fruit drink is much more enjoyable - I wean myself off of diet coke about the second day and enjoy.
Dr. Glen - you originally posted questions about Belize for what appeared to be research to determine whether you might like to live in Belize and practice alternative medicine. So I am confused at your attitude towards those who have posted messages on this board. Don't you need patients (and patience) for your practice? Why don't you hop on a plane and spend a couple of weeks doing some real research.