Something to Think About, Regarding pH -
pH is all about water. Your pH is the pH of the water in your body.
Regardless of whether "your" pH is too acidic or too alkaline, the *reason* it's "too" something is because of "too much" of what's IN it. It's CONCENTRATED and it's concentrated because you're DEHYDRATED. Which, most people are, but the point is that the BEST buffer and the way the body FIXES itself is with WATER. Plain old water. Not tea, not juice - WATER. Which is what creates the profound time difference between starving to death and dying of dehydration. The body needs a constant, steady supply of plain WATER. There's no way around that.
Regardless of which system is handling which problem. it's handling it with WATER.
Too acidic, too alkaline, it doesn't matter. It's ALL just dirty water. In a properly hydrated system, it's created by normal "housecleaning" but the body knows when it's housecleaning and "dumping" dirty water and refilling with clean water is all part of the process so it's temporary. UNLESS you're DEHYDRATED. In which case, it's chronic and ALL of the housekeeping your body is trying to perform is an attempt to clean things up and keep you alive is being done with DIRTY WATER. It has no CHOICE when you're dehydrated. It MUST use dirty water 24/7, when you're dehydrated. It can stretch things out by rationing and even by sacrificing less vital organs by taking them off the housekeeping schedule - but not forever. Systems will be breaking down the whole time.
THAT'S emergency mode and most people are operating from that state of dehydration and dirty water. Water you wouldn't even want to TOUCH, let alone wash in or drink. Filthy, dirty water.
SOO, set the timer on your phone to go off every 2 hours during waking hours and drink 10 good gulps of water when it goes off. 10 gulps. That's it. Easy peasy. That's about 8 ounces. Every two hours for 16 hours a day. That's 8 cups of water. Even if you THINK you drink plenty of water, which, for some reason, people convince themselves they do when they don't - do it for a week. And that's PLAIN water. No baking soda, no mineral powders no herbs - just plain water.
Trying to heal or feed an organ or subsystem that the body is deliberately sacrificing to keep you alive is pointless and using chemicals in an attempt to force it to abandon those efforts and do what the puny brain wants it to do is dangerous.
Your body knows what to do but it needs water to do it and clean PLAIN water to do it correctly and effectively. Every bodily function requires water. CLEAN water. NOT water full of the stuff you're trying to use to fix the effects of not drinking enough water.
Once you start a regular regiment of drinking it, you'll start recognizing the body's signals that it needs more. Signals that are probably mistaken for hunger or other cravings.