Red Dulse for Redheads

dulseFor more than a thousand years, it has been feeding Northern Ireland. The reddish purple seaweed known as dulse is a secret staple of the Irish diet, and has even been called the epitome of Irish food! Mineral and protein rich, and a traditional peasant food, dulse kept the Irish alive during the potato famine. In the 7th and 8th c, Irish law stated that any traveler should be offered a serving of dulse.

Growing like long reddish hair clinging to the sea rocks, dulse is pulled up by hand during low tide, stored in caves, and sun-dried on the cliffs. Considered by many to be the most nutritional food in the world, “the holy grail of seafood”, it is loaded with iron, magnesium and potassium, and greatly helps weight loss. Sweet when fresh, salty and smoky when toasted, dulse can be added to almost any dish, and even incorporated into homemade butter. Seaweed teas and baths were used to cure everything from colds to skin rashes.

Keep your red hair healthy and vibrant – and your sensitive skin smooth and clear – by eating dulse, a traditional superfood for redheads!

What Redheads are Really Like

Forget all those lists describing the characteristics of redheads for the moment. What they don’t talk about in the grand scheme of things is what those characteristics really translate to. Deep down it comes down to this- we are uncomfortable in our skin and we need to run wild. Look at those berserkers who ran naked into battle- think redhead.

Eric the Red, the fierce red-haired Viking who discovered Greenland about AD 982. NB: Scan of small illustration.

On the move with the Vikings as they scoured all over Europe and even North America. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder was about redheads except its not a disorder its just we don’t want to sit still and be brainwashed like the rest of ’em. Look at Tom Sawyer, a redhead who has an awesome exploration of the Mississippi looking at all the crazy lives of Americans. You might say that he was fictional but it was probably a story about the life of the author himself- Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain- yes a redhead.



Sex, drugs and rock-n-roll was about a typical red-haired life. Hey which rocker is still kicking and partying and looks good- only the red rocker Sammy Hagar. Sammy-Hagar-ASTRODOME-June-19-1983-by-Mark-Bowman-ImagesLets not forget the Outlaw Jesse James- yes he was redhead. He fought against the man for his neighbors because why- its just a red-haired thing to do. We can’t help but seek out the passion in life which leads to sex. Just look at the evidence- there are redheads all over the world. What I have noticed is that somehow I bring out the wild side of people when they around me. It’s not my fault if got into trouble. I wonder if Loki was a redhead?

The ’70’s Redhead Stereotype

neumanHow could we be proud of being a redhead back in ’70’s with the terrible caricature of red hair illustrated by Mad’s Alfred E Neuman? With his ruddy complexion, ears that stuck out, crooked teeth and stupid grin, he was the quintessential dork!







On the female side of things, who could forget Pippi Longstocking? With ridiculous braids and toothy grin, she had the habit of doing everything unconventionally.

How were redheads supposed to get any respect in such company?

Erik the Red


As a redhead, do you or have you been told that your temper is out of control? Are you controversial with fire? Do you have hard time settling down and being content where you are? Have you been exiled from your family, your job or friends? You might even say banished. Don’t fret, Erik the Red was just like you and look what he accomplished. Sometimes you have to rock the ship and no one is better suited than a redhead. Skol!