I tried this for a few days and felt no real difference in the foods I could eat. Actually I felt that it made my digestion weaker and my stomach and intestines felt weak and raw. I had one symptom which made me discontinue treatment. Once before when i was using baking soda regularly (to deal with chronic interstial cystitis: it was the only relief) I developed swollen salivary glands under my tongue with a spot which felt like a stone. The same thing happened this time only more severe. Similar to what is described as a blockage the swelling and tenderness come after eating. Other salivary glands on cheek and lips are now raw and inflamed. Why does baking soda do this? Something to do with acid alkaline question? Perhaps "Ted" could be asked?