Adam, I have a competitive sporting background.
When you spend years trying to max out your body you find a balance. When you overdo it you get ill. If you underdo it you get ill.
Competitive athletes generally come into the over doing it catagory. Health wise their fitness helps them bounce back quicker than an untrained body.
You should have a better idea of how your own body is responding to training than your doctor. Some things just cannot be explained clinically.
I dont take mince meat because I know my stomach reacts negatively to it. Nothing scientific, I just know it makes me ill.
I know my body needs nourishment immediately after exercise or I become more prone to illness in one form or other.
You need a basic health plan.
I spent years writing down everything, diet, exercise, training intensity, illnesses, etc.
Particular times of the year I was more prone to illness than others. It was during prolonged high intensity periods.
Become the master of your own body & watch out for warning signs in your own exercise patterns.
Personally, I am not a big fan of heavy lifting & from a fitness perspective, endurance exercises are best.
Nowadays, we have pulse monitors. Superb for watching how your body is responding to particular exercise. Everyones body reacts differently.
The more you write down, the easier it is to see the bigger picture.
People like Dr Embry show a little science behind the theory.
There is a reason why the MS Society do not strongly advocate deficiency tests because when people realise what they are deficient in, they can make positive improvements.
Having MS guarantees you have some sort of deficiency & extra consideration but be given to how your body reacts to exercise.
Quercetin & green tea works well for me. I noticed it within a day because my body was depleted of this. It's well worth having a closer look at this. Im certainly convinced of this.
By the sounds of it, you may be suffering from lack of fitness & the safest way is just to ease your way back into it and find your balance.
When you have your fitness base back, you will be able judge it more accurately.
Quack science is in abundance within the medical profession. CCSVI has highlighted this fact.
I don't have MS, I've had a mysterious illness. I lost about 50lbs in the last 5 years or so. CCSVI cured me because it opened my eyes to what was going on within this industry. I went back to athlete mentality. In 3 months I ditched the medications and started focusing on the body. For the first time in years I've stopped bleeding at toilet trips. The pain is almost gone. Next step for me personally will be a weight gain strategy.
My sister has MS and CCSVI got us involved. Her health is improving. Our confidence is growing. We are following logic and not clinical science & it's working for us.
A deficiency doesnt care what disease you have, the illness will make you more prone to certain deficiencies.
If done wrongly, any form of exercise can have a negaitive impact.
Follow your own logic because utimately it's your own body. Quackery is rampant within this industry & many have a vested interest in sickness, from charities who want your free time and money to medical gurus who want to scientifically dissect your body away from health.
You have most of the answers within your own body and don't let anyone convince you otherwise. Your bodies needs will be slighly different from someone else so no specific answer is correct other than your own personal plan to address the required balances.