There are many natural compounds that can help balance hormones. Some of the best herb and vitamin supplements for natural hormonal balance include magnesium, vitamin D, zinc, B vitamins, iodine, ashwagandha, rhodiola rosea and probiotics,
In addition to supplements, there are also many foods that can help balance hormones. Avocados are rich in beta-sitosterol, a natural substance shown to significantly lower blood cholesterol levels. That same compound also helps to balance the stress hormone cortisol, and it may help restore low DHEA (a hormone produced by the adrenal gland) and decrease the inflammation typically associated with the stress of intense exercise.
There is a link between hormone health and breast cancer. Hormonal contraceptives have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer1. A new study shows that combined and progestin-only contraceptives of all forms appear to increase breast cancer risk2. Hormone-sensitive breast cancer cells contain proteins called hormone receptors (estrogen receptors, or ERs, and progesterone receptors, or PRs) that become activated when hormones bind to them. The activated receptors cause changes in the expression of specific genes, which can stimulate cell growth345.