Thank you for sharing & I am delighted that the diet is working for you. I went through what you went through & totally agree with you about food sensitivity & Ibs. I have to stay away from gluten lactose sucrose & as you say it is in everything we buy often disguised by other names. If I only eat fresh produce & cook everything myself I am fine. Ate a salad already prepared with kinoa last week & had a terrible Ibs attack because it had soya in it.
Commercially prepared food is what makes us sick
It is hard work to prepare everything we est but it is worth it. It also took me 2 years to id everything I react to keeping a diary of everything I ate & I am also re-introducing food back gradually as per Mayo ´s recommendation & it works. Good luck to you🍀you are on the right track!