I decided to do some research on the net and see what else I could find out about flax seed
World's Healthiest Foods has some great information on the health benefits of flax seed. On the other side here is a post by Mark's Daily Apple on the latest research and his recommendations.
I've realized that I shouldn't go overboard on the flax. Most recipes just add a small amount of flax and from what I've read that is probably appropriate. It's a good source of fiber and it's got lots of omega 3's but fish oil is probably a better source for the omega 3's. I'm upping my fiber from vegs.
Next week I'm going to focus on adding some healthy oils to my diet.