My initial post came off as quite concerned over minor details.
If I could rephrase it, my main questions are, what are the benefits of an alkaline based diet as purported by many alternative health practitioners, nutritionists and personal trainers?
Also, assuming these benefits are worthwhile, is there any benefit to sodium bicarb supplementation long term?
It's more a bouncing of ideas than anything, just interested for interests sake. Trust me, I eat plenty of burgers