President of Intelisoft Multimedia, Inc. His company owns the distribution rights to Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling’s Video on Heart Disease. He is a Co-founder of the Vitamin C Foundation, and is the owner of OWEN R. FONOROW NATUROPATH & ASSOCIATES, a consulting firm that combines more than fifty years of learning and experience about vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and enzymes. Dr. Fonorow’s nutritional specialty and primary interest is vitamin C, and clients include health professionals as well as the general public. Recently, he has worked closely with nutritional manufacturer Tower Laboratories of Las Vegas Nevada, and has designed several of their high-vitamin C products.
Owen graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1976. He then served as a SAC Minuteman Missile Combat Crew Commander stationed at F. E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, WY; he earned his Masters in Business Administration during that period. After leaving the Air Force in 1981, Owen studied computer programming and the programming languages at the University of Arizona, graduating with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science.
In 1983, after reading Nobelist Linus Pauling’s book The Common Cold and the Flu, he began taking 3 g of vitamin C daily. Soon thereafter multiple recurring infections and illnesses were “cured” never to return. In 1986, upon reading the updated Pauling book How to Live Longer and Feel Better, and Dr. Robert Cathcart’s famous paper Titrating Vitamin C to Bowel Tolerance [*] (provided by Pauling,), Owen increased his daily vitamin C from 3,000 mg to 18,000 mg (18 g), matching Pauling’s own intake. At this level of ascorbate, other persistent minor medical conditions cleared up, such as hay-fever and gouty arthritis. Fascinated, he began intensive research of vitamin C and the other nutrients.
In 2002 Owen earned his Ph.D. Nutritional Science, and in 2003, he was awarded the degree Doctor of Naturopathy from Chatworth College. Dr. Fonorow dissertations dealt with the relation of vitamin C to heart disease and the inherent problems with the current health care system. Fonorow has designed and still maintains four large web sites devoted to various aspects of health and nutrition, including the Vitamin C Foundation’s web site. He has written more than thirty articles and papers published in assorted Alternative Medical journals including the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Life Extension Foundation magazine, American Naturopathic Medical Association Monitor, Florida ECO Report, International Council for Health Freedom Newsletter and Media By-Pass.
Owen’s radio interviews on the cures for heart disease and cancer are available at the Vitamin C Foundation’s web site. He is currently the Editor for the on-line Bolen Report newsletter for alternative health. Owen teaches Linux/Unix network computing at night school for a local technical college. Owen is married with three children and lives in a western suburb of Chicago Illinois.