Drinking baking soda all the time especially with meals can decrease acid levels in the stomach which can cause indigestion. Yes baking soda can cause a rise in blood pressure too been there done that. Ive noticed it also can be irritating to the kidneys if done all the time.
The best way to alkalize is deep green veggies or sea veggies or sea salt. Balance!--people get in to trouble when they become too alkaline or too acidic. Candida can adjust to an alkaline or acidic environment. Candida Yeast form likes an acidic environment..but can switch to the fungal form to thrive in a alkaline environment. The best environment for friendly bacteria is slightly acidic, thats why its called "ACIDdophilus. When i became too alkaline I became constipated. Too acidic can cause joint + muscle pain and mineral loss.