Beck is taking time off his radio and television shows to deal with some health issues and undergo a battery of medical tests. Among Beck’s medical problems are macular dystrophy, which leads to sight loss. According to Jones, “as a Mormon,” Beck doesn’t drink coffee but has admitted to drinking copious amounts of Diet Coke. Jones points out that Diet Coke is sweetened with aspartame which (again according to Jones) “genetically altered bacteria” and 10% methyl alcohol. methyl alcohol is what moonshiners used to put in their liquor, often leading to blindness.