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Cuba Gooding Jr. Raising Awareness on Kidney Disease

Cuba Gooding Jr. Raising Awareness on Kidney Disease

Last year, Cuba Gooding Jr. dealt with the death of his father who died at his Woodland Hills, California home at age 72.

The two were very close so it was an emotional time for Cuba Gooding Jr. Now, the advocate and activist is raising awareness about kidney disease. Read on…

Cuba Gooding Jr. Raising Awareness on Kidney DiseaseCelebNHealth247.com reports Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States but is one of the most underfunded in research.

FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) and Nephrotic Syndrome are some of the most devastating kidney diseases affecting children and adults.

Cuba Gooding Jr. takes his own health just as serious too. That is why the Jerry McGuire star has partnered with NephCure, the only organization in the world focused on raising money for research to get better treatments and a cure for these diseases.

Mr. Gooding said:

I’m proud to partner with them.

Cuba goes on to explain to BlackDoctor:

Numbers are important to underscore the urgency, but this is about more than numbers – it’s about people battling to keep themselves, their spouses, their children alive. We need better treatments now for patients who are suffering every day. The government gives very little money to kidney disease research, and we need to change how research is funded. That’s why we need to support organizations like NephCure who lead the way as a catalyst for accelerating kidney disease research.

What does Cuba Gooding Jr. do to stay fit and keep his health in top condition?

His approach to getting and staying fit. His training diet is basically a balanced eating plan rich in protein, complex carbohydrates and hearty healthy monounsaturated fats. His lean protein choices come from chicken, turkey and fish and assisted him in building lean muscle mass.

These food selections came from brown rice, sweet potatoes, and green vegetables. Cuba’s eating schedule called for frequent meals that were spread out every two to three hours to sustain a fast metabolism. This eating schedule also provided a consistent supply of nutrients and energy so that an anabolic, muscle-gaining state is achieved in the body. Gooding also drank water at each meal to ensure proper hydration throughout his training.

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Pete Peter

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