Thank you so much for all this information. I have never liked bananas but after I started fodmap, I tried one. Within 4 hours I was paying for that experiment, so no bananas for me. Your article does verify somethings I was suspicious about ( rapid onset after eating some foods) but now the question is what to do about it. I have an good working relationship with my GI so I suppose I could take this article since it is heavy on science supported theory and research and not just Dr. Google and have a deeper discussion with him regarding testing for SIBO and ABX therapy.
I long for the days when eating was not such a stressful situation. I recently took a workshop and the host provided lunch. I had explained to her previously of my dietary restrictions. She made a vegetable pilaf with a cherry klafouti for dessert. She couldn’t have hit the mark on the head any better in terms of getting all of the offenders in one bowl. Anyway, I brought my own pretzels and a drink. Still, I can miss the socialization that goes on around food.
I have a business trip coming up and stress over that as there are group meals every day. I already checked and found a Whole Foods near by so I can go and stock up my room with allowable foods but again, a lot of business networking goes on during meals and being the one who either gets a special meal or chose not to eat casts a pall over business discussions. The very thought of eating followed by meetings is enough to raise the panic levels.
Yes, I do try to redirect the topic but invariably I find someone who shares they have an issue but didn’t know what it was or what to do about it. I try to at least put them on a path of discovery. Many don’t want to entertain the restrictions. I suppose they still can function with eating whatever they want without debilitating impact ( for now ).
Thanks again for keeping us aware of options and new research. I appreciate it!