The protocol explains a timeline when to introduce foods, antifungals, and probiotics. You can still heal from candida on stage 1 of the diet. The cleanse only sets up the environment in your body to recover but isn’t required.
We don’t recommend the clay and husk cleanse on the forum because it can cause internal bleeding and constipation for days. We recommend the forum’s cleanse instead (mentioned in the protocol post).
Its either all or nothing as far as the cleanse; you shouldn’t have one foot firmly planted in a detox and regular western diet, otherwise it isn’t really a cleanse.