I'm not being rude, but why do you think one should take baking soda?? The more I read and inform myself the more this doens't make since. we all for the most part have lack of benefical flora that was killed off then the yeast took over.
"An overgrowth of intestinal yeast is prohibited by benefical flora, intestinal immune defense (secretory IgA), and intestinal ph. Beneficial bacteria such as lactobacillus colonize in the intestines and create an environment unsuitable for yeast by producing acids, such as lactic acid, which lowers intestinal ph."
that info is from the lab that did my stool test. also "ACIDophilus" is called that for a reason.