Excellent info Hver, thanks! As usual answers a lot and the more I think about it just brings up even more questions lol.
As you mentioned Sodium Bicarbonate when combined with stomach acid actually creates acids? I'm wondering if the reason some people benefit from certain alkaline foods is if the stomach acid actually changes the alkaline substance into acids. Something similar to how lemons are acidic, but when ingested the body supposedly gets an alkaline boost.