My wife, who is a registered dietitian, has experienced a literally life-changing experience thanks to the low FODMAPs diet. On our honeymoon, she was in so much pain due to gas and bloating that we were about to check into a hospital - and it was not parasites or food poisoning, but simply the mal-absorbed carbohydrates - FODMAPs.
The problem, as many of you have probably noticed by now, is that it can be very hard finding food products that are FODMAP Friendly. We don't have time to cook absolutely everything from scratch! For this reason, my wife and I are starting a food company to cater to people with IBS, and our first product is a low-FODMAP protein bar.
I don't mean this as an advertisement, but as a piece of potentially useful information for people struggling on this diet. We're not some huge corporation, just a couple of normal people who left secure jobs in order to start a company that could make a difference in the world by trying to make it easier for people to be on a low-FODMAPs diet. Those interested can check it out here:
Thanks, and best of luck to all you fellow IBS people!