I recently discovered that Splenda is terrible and awful for your body.
Considering I gave up sugar in my coffee, and have been trying to avoid sweets as well, (and Equal, Nutra-sweet and aspartame all cause cancer, among other things) I was worried and decided to do some research to see what an alternative, safe sweetener would be.
I eventually found (and bought) an acceptable sweetener-- but in my research, I also found some terrible and frightening things. It seems that NO FOOD is safe.
Grocery store eggs will kill you.
Grocery store milk will kill you.
Grocery store meat will kill you.
And, perhaps most disturbing to me, seeing as I only drink rice milk and don't eat meat--
SOYBEANS will kill you.
As of right now, I've bought coconut oil (you can use it for cooking, hair conditioner, and body/face lotion.) and the new, safe sweetener. I've contacted a woman near me who sells REAL free range eggs, and hopefully I can buy some from her in the future.
As for the soybeans, I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that. Ugh.
I think I may eventually end up living off of only vegetables and water.