OK–so we essentially know this: certain foods become addictive. This article summarizes evidence that sugary foods change our ability to produce dopamine, a feel-good hormone, such that the body needs more sugar. Bummer! So, if you are “addicted” to sugar, please schedule an appointment–dopamine support can be prescribed as you wean from sugar. And a sugar-free diet has so many other health benefits, too–from weight loss to improved immune function to reduced inflammation and pain.