I've had several IBS patients have good results with the FODMAPS diet - it's always so much more rewarding to be able to use a lifestyle change instead of prescription medication to solve problems.
Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Are Dietary FODMAPs a Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome? — Physician’s First Watch
Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Are Dietary FODMAPs a Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors
In a randomized trial, IBS symptoms improved with a diet low in short-chain carbohydrates known as FODMAPs, which include fructose, lactose, and polyol sweeteners. Writing in NEJM Journal Watch, Allan Brett concludes: "Clinicians should consider recommending a low-FODMAP diet to IBS patients with abdominal bloating, flatus, and diarrhea."