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When Food Attacks: How I Roll With the Gut Punches of Ulcerative Colitis

For HealthCentral's Highs and Lows series, Mandy shares how she learns from her low moments with inflammatory bowel disease

Man's ulcerative colitis could be triggered by eating fast food while traveling.
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    Mandy Patterson

    Mandy Patterson

    Mandy is a patient expert and advocate for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She started down the road to advocacy after receiving an ulcerative colitis diagnosis in 2013, after experiencing complications of UC since 2010.

    She’s a full-time technical writer and technical writing instructor for Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in professional writing. For her master’s thesis she wrote about the quality patient education materials for those diagnosed with UC, and the need for technical writers in the IBD medical field.

    Mandy is a Social Ambassador for the IBD HealthCentral Facebook page.