Some of you who know me are aware I gave up soda pop because I wanted to avoid all artificial sweeteners and particularly Fructose. These products have been out of my life for a couple of years now. I may post about the reasons why in the future. At Joe Nal this past week, I met Dr. Peter Van Houton who is an avid modeler and practices at East Carolina Retina Consultants. While we spoke the subject of soda came up and he told me of his long study of it’s effects on the retina. He can see how many soda’s you consume each day by examining the specific type of damage on your retina. This information is imporant to consider for all those wishing to extend quality of vision as long as possible. He explained to me that he felt it is the primary driver of diabetic eye problems. Check out his posting on this subject here: Drink Water Not Sodas.