The main similarity between the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and a FODMAP-elimination diet is the idea that poorly absorbed carbohydrates are fermented by colonic microbes, and that symptoms result.
I certainly don't agree that everyone with IBS must avoid all alcohol. There may be some adult beverages you can enjoy in moderation. Let's really zero in on FODMAPs.
People with IBS who adopt a plant-based diet can expect to have more trouble with their symptoms if they are FODMAP-related.
The FODMAP status of many foods is unknown
You don't have to be dairy-free on a low FODMAP diet, which is good news for cheese lovers.
Your low-FODMAP diet needn't be low in fiber. Here are some good fiber sources suitable for a FODMAP-elimination diet:
Most people can easily meet their protein needs with food alone on a low-FODMAP diet, but sometimes a protein powder is called for.
I don’t care what the USDA says…chocolate is an important food group! However, it is my duty to tell you that cocoa powder does contain FODMAPs, as tested at the Monash University lab