I agree. With regards to shampoo and toothpaste and that manner of product, I use some special hippie brand that's nice, but I could switch to baking soda and nice smelling things if I needed to.
I've not drank any soda in several years and I feel better for it. I also save money and my dental health is excellent. I mostly drink water, coffee, and cheap canned tea.
With regards to food, I don't eat candy often and when I do, it's generally chocolate. I try to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, but my diet has plenty of room for improvement. I'd like to improve in this respect at some point and perhaps grow more of my own food.
How do the rest of you fare with this?