the rise in blood pressure could be due to the fact that baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. sodium is known to raise blood pressure.
i haven't read too much about the moreless program, but a lot of people do well on these types of programs made popular by dr. robert young. it is an interesting theory that the stomach is actually designed to be alkaline. not sure if i agree with it, but the proof is in the testimonials.
also, a lot of people do not do well with these types of alkalizing programs.
if it were me i would jsut try to listen to your body. obviously there is something telling you that you should try to alkalize. is this coming from you or an external source?
have you read any of dr. arnold ehret's books? i think if i wanted to go on an alkalinity program i would pursue that road vs a manmade substance like bicarbonate. incidentally, the pancreas is supposed to manufacture and secrete bicarbonate after meals.
common medical wisdom is that the stomach should be acidic. muscle tissue is acidic. certain tissues should be acid and certain ones should be alkaline.
the small intestine favors an alkaline ph whereas the large intestine favors an acidic environment. (according to common medical theory).
the most alkalizing mineral salt is... sodium. bile is the most alkaline secretion made by the body and its main salt is sodium. pancreatic secretions are also highly alkaline.
one of the theories put forth by the alkalinists is that in an acidic body, where presumably there is not proper liver or bile function, the body will then rob calcium from the bones in order to compensate for the failure of liver and pancreatic system to alkalize. i think this theory has some merit.
however, there is a certain amount (perhaps huge) of natural bodily intelligence where a person does not have to consciouly worry about maintaining the correct ph balance. a healthy body will do this naturally. you don't have to worry about breathing when you go to sleep. but in a chronically ill body, you may have to intellectualize this process and do some sort of alkalizing program.
i try to keep an open mind to all types of therapies. there was apparently a huge feud between moreless and one of the posters in this thread that resulted in moreless being banned from cz. i would take everything from everyone with a grain of salt and make your own decisions based on personal experience.