I get that. I realize that Matt has to put himself out there to get his message heard (and to make a living.) My gripe isn’t necessarily that he is participating in this conference, but it is in the way it was marketed to me.
In the email that I got from 180degreehealth it was pretty clear that Matt seems to have respect and admiration for Marc Jacobs (thus an endorsement). BUT Marc Jacobs is hosting an event called “The Future of Nutrition,” so one can only assume that Marc Jacobs believes people like David Perlmutter, JJ Virgin, Sally Fallon-Morell, Natasha Cambell-McBride, Barry Sears and Donna Gates are the “future of nutrition.” What I find frustrating and confusing is how can Matt say he is on the same page with this and actually endorse it (or endorse Marc Jacobs)? He said “we understand each other” and “we share many of the same philosophies.” As someone who isn’t seeing great results from following Matt’s advice – getting this information, from Matt himself, is very confusing and frustrating.
I also get that not all presenters are going to see eye-to-eye, but this is a list of people that embody pretty much the exact opposite of Matt’s view and are the Superstars of restricted eating.
Also, if Matt is trying to only reach a new audience by this interview, then why is he marketing to me? Someone who is already in his audience.