Baking soda does not build a healthy body - it has no minerals - alkaline minerals in kelp and high quality fruit veggies carry oxygen, supply electons, build voltage. I think you are looking at the problem area and not the whole body - build health and the problem lessens. Look at nutrition - Ask moreless ph forum and other forums. +++ Use lemons and limes - not a bought juice. I don't think you consider food needs to have enzymes (from fresh high quality Fruit and veggies) and so on, for things to start to work right. ++++ Epsom Salt will soften the stool - hemoroids are from too hard of bowels movements - plus you need the magnesium from the epsom salt - learn to put ES and calcium in lemon lime water and the kelp drink.