The Antibiotic ALternative Course




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The Antibiotic Alternative

“Antibiotics are a bedrock of modern medicine.
But in the very near future, we’re going to have to learn to live without them once again.
And it’s going to get nasty.”

Balance your bugs without the drugs:
How homeopathy can help you avoid antibiotic fallout and strengthen
immunity in everyday family life
Practical proven protocols giving you the efficacious, safe
homeopathic alternative to Antibiotics

Are You Ready To Start?

Jump in and start watching and start your family on the path of Antibiotic Alternative life style with homeopathy!

This course aims to teach you my methods for addressing
common, everyday family bacterial infections.

By learning how to do this at home, you can avoid the overuse of antibiotics (reserving their use for truly life-threatening conditions) and enjoy vibrant health free from what I refer to as antibiotic fallout

Hi I’m Joette Calabrese and I took these headlines and warnings right out of the news.

I have long felt that antibiotics are one of the biggest catalysts for many of the
chronic problems that folks like us suffer from daily.

If you avoid antibiotics and assist the body in fighting off infections the natural way, you will have the best chance of avoiding chronic health problems and leading a drug-free life.

If you intuitively believe this is smart thinking, as I do… read on you will not be disappointed; you could very well be empowered.

I promise you will be guided with ground-breaking information in the world of homeopathy through state-of-the-art protocols because as far as I know, I’m the only person providing these protocols in the Western world.
(Thanks to the Drs. Banerji for their generosity in teaching me.)

The whole world is panicking, but YOU can have peace of mind.

My Story

Hi All, Many of you already know me. I’m Joette Calabrese, and I’m a homeopathic consultant, lecturer, and author.
I’m also a Weston A. Price Foundation Honorary Board member, and author of the column in Wise Traditions called “The Homeopathy Journal.” Most importantly, I’m a mom who has raised her three boys to adulthood using only homeopathy and pig-headed determination.

And now I am throwing open the doors and showing secrets I used that allowed me to raise my three boys to adulthood with only homeopathy, guts, spunk and moxie – no drugs!

(I’ll even show you how to acquire your own guts, spunk, and moxie!)

This course is for you if you know a lot of homeopathy…

This course is for you even if you know very little homeopathy…

And it’s particularly for you if you’ve struggled in the past with homeopathy!


Why a Course on Infections?

When I created my seminal course, Good Gut, Bad Gut, I was reaching out to a vast audience of folks who have chronic gut issues, mainly as a result of the overuse of antibiotics.

Similarly, my courses Feminopathy, Skin: The Ugly Truth, and Allergic?! were aimed at helping people suffering from chronic illnesses, most of which were caused by the mistreatment of acute illnesses with drugs and antibiotics.

This course is different.

Those courses were meant to help pull people out of the mire of chronic illness.

But what if we could avoid getting bogged down in that mire in the first place?

What if we could protect our children and future generations from getting stuck in the muck of chronic problems like allergies, IBS, asthma, eczema, and food intolerances?

Now, I want to give you the tools that will allow you to get out ahead of those problems – by avoiding the allopathic antibiotic conveyor belt…

This course will teach you practical protocols that can be used as an alternative to antibiotics – so that we can reserve their use for truly life-threatening or otherwise dangerous situations.

By doing this, we can protect and improve our own, as well as our childrens’ health, and we can also do our part to help the whole globe get through this crisis.



Yes it’s true: it is no longer necessary to undertake years of classroom study and countless hours of clinical practice for you to master a health strategy that is both safe and effective.
To your classical homeopath, I know this sounds blasphemous…
read on as I explain all.

You may be asking yourself: Why should I take this course?

Obvious reasons

Or the fact that antibiotic use can lead to:

  • obesity
  • subsequent serious infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria, and
  • a whole host of gut problems

Here is the common disclaimer from any web site listing these conditions:

Contact your health care provider if you have any of these side effects while taking antibiotics

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Need Another Reason?

This course is for

Course Syllabus

The Antibiotic Alternative: Practical, Proven Homeopathic Protocols: Course Syllabus

The focus of this class is on common bacterial infections that affect normal family life, with the intention of teaching tools to help us avoid the unnecessary use of pharmaceutical antibiotics, reserving their use for serious life threatening illness.

For an in-depth examination on recovery from the after-effects of antibiotic use, specifically focusing on the gut, look to the course Good Gut, Bad Gut.

For serious and unusual infectious diseases such as Polio, Tuberculosis and Cholera, look to the Survivalist Guide to Homeopathy.

For common STDs look to the course Feminopathy.

For Allergic reactions to antibiotics look to the course Allergic?!

What comes with the course?


Download the Antibiotic Alternative Infographic today!

Antibiotic Infographic

Why Homoepathy?

We have all done it.

I tried all these things as well, and experienced all of the same frustrations until I found homeopathy.

Homeopathy is a 200-year-old medical paradigm. Are you aware of any other alternative medical standard that has been followed, utilized and researched for over 200 years?

Worldwide use of homeopathy is growing at a rate of 25%, except in one country – The United States – but that’s a whole other story in and of itself.

Homeopathic Remedies are Safe, Effective Medicine.

It is easy to find examples of Homeopathy being used:

  • My own local children’s hospital routinely gives Arnica to emergency room patients. Imagine!
  • For many years, plastic surgeons have been using Arnica under the name SinEcch™ to control swelling.

If you are afraid of the side effects of drugs; if you are tired of wasting money on ineffective supplements; if you are exhausted and stressed from trying to find the best alternative solution, and you rightfully suspect you are one of the 60 million suffering from an illness related to allergies…then you and I have something in common.

I tried all these things as well, and experienced all of the same frustrations until I found homeopathy; more specifically, the Banerji Protocols, which allowed me to truly break through that wall of frustration.

In this course, I will teach you the methods that made such a difference in my life, the lives of my family, my clients and my friends, as well as provide you with the ability to make a profound difference in your life.

I can teach you

I know the way to make the complex simple, the methods learnable today, and the solutions practical.

After nearly three decades of devotion to the WAPF methods, 60 weeks working side by side with the doctors at the world-famous Banerji Clinic in Kolkata, India, and 30+ years of clinical experience related to gut, diet, and psychology…I have cracked the case.

I will teach you Practical Homeopathy.

To your classical homeopath, I know this sounds blasphemous but please, read on and let me explain.

I have been where you are now. I’ve dieted, taken supplements, bio-identical hormones, essential oils, herbs – but nothing, nothing has ever come close to the reproducible, safe, and effective results both I and my clients have achieved with homeopathy.

Teaching families has been my mission from day one, but oh, how frustrating it was when I always had to put my hand up and explain that this or that was outside the ability of a family to treat because it was a chronic condition.

The final pieces came together for me while I was in India working at the Banerji Clinic in Kolkata.

I traveled to Kolkata, India. Throughout my many fellowships over a total of 60 weeks, I sat next to the Drs. Banerji, observing and recording over 10,254 cases.

After a long day in the clinic shared with Dr. Prasanta and his son, Dr. Pratip Banerji, I would travel to the inner-city to visit the free evening clinic, and for 3-4 hours every night, I cataloged practically every disease known in the free world.  I observed and recorded as many as 100 cases per day.

I loved every single moment of this remarkable training, and now you get to reap the benefits.

Banerji Protocol vs. Classical Homeopathy

Peer Review

I presented my case for Practical Homeopathy.

Eight years ago in April, I presented my case at the National Center of Homeopathy for a Practical Homeopathy and Pathology-Specific Homeopathy to a standing-room-only group of more than 500 attendees (mostly practitioners and students of the classical mode.)

Although I initially expected them to throw tomatoes at me, instead they were encouraged to learn there was a way other than classical that produced consistent results. As a direct result of this, the Drs. Banerji were asked to present on the subject in California a year later.

Are You Ready To Start?

Jump in and start watching and start your family on the path of Antibiotic Alternative life style with homeopathy!

What is in it for you (and your children)?

During the 4 live, interactive webinars, I’ll go through various common, everyday infectious conditions. (There will be a fifth class devoted to just Questions and Answers!)

Give you a step-by-step approach for how to confront these conditions using homeopathy


In particular, my own and the Banerjis’ time-tested protocols

The remedies that we’ve seen to be the most highly effective and fast-working.

I relate my clinical experiences and personal stories, and throw in little tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way.

This is where you’ll find your guts, spunk and moxie.

These stories are one of my ways of helping you learn and absorb the important information that will potentially get you through a crisis someday.

The right remedy will quickly restore health without damaging the body.

So here are some common scenarios of how antibiotic use wreaks havoc with one’s future health. Let’s take a toddler named Joey.

Joey gets his first ear infection at the age of two.

His bright red face and obvious pain put his mother into a state of panic and she rushes to the doctor to get a course of antibiotics for Joey.

The antibiotics work great and clear up the infection, but then a month later, Joey gets another ear infection, even worse than the first. Another course of antibiotics follows, and then another ear infection.

Soon, Joey becomes one of those kids “who is just prone to ear infections.” The doctor writes scripts for stronger antibiotics and recommends having tubes put into Joey’s ears.

Now Joey is starting to develop allergic reactions to things like dust and cats. He can’t have gluten anymore without breaking out into eczema and hives, and dairy is making his tummy hurt. And the constipation!

Poor Joey is having a real tough time with potty-training because of this. Joey’s pediatrician recommends Miralax, a chemical that is also used as a toilet bowl cleaner and detergent!

Joey’s mother learns that the many courses of antibiotics that Joey has had during his “terrible twos” have likely disrupted his natural healthy gut flora, setting off a host of autoimmune problems such as allergies and eczema, and causing him to develop food intolerances.

Joey’s mounting health problems are disrupting family life. Joey can’t attend his friends’ birthday parties without bringing his own gluten-free cake. He can’t go at all if the friend has a cat at home.

Joey’s mother studies and learns more about how our gut health is directly connected to our immunity.

Joey’s mother discovers homeopathy and takes my course Good Gut, Bad Gut in order to learn how to reverse the antibiotic fallout that Joey is suffering from.

But what if you could avoid that fallout in the first place, by employing homeopathy instead of antibiotics?

That’s what this course is for!

Ok, scenario number two.

Jean started getting recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) as soon as she got married.

The first one occurred during her honeymoon (how embarrassing!) and then she seemed to get another one almost every two months.

At first, the antibiotics cleared them up quickly, but after three or four UTIs, the “mild” antibiotics stopped working and Jean had to resort to stronger drugs such as Cipro and Levaquin.

However, those antibiotics come with serious warnings from the FDA, and sure enough, Jean developed neuropathy and tendonitis, just as the warning labels stated she might.

And, her UTIs progressed and developed into interstitial cystitis.

Not to mention the fatigue, bloating, and yeast infections that followed in the wake as well. But the thing that actually bothered Jean the most was the weight gain! She had always been naturally slim and never had to watch what she ate.

Now she had to avoid all the foods that caused her uncomfortable bloating, and despite the fact that she was eating much less than she used to, she was gaining weight… And she couldn’t even exercise much because of her tendon and nerve pain.

Jean and her husband were looking forward to starting a family right away, but Jean has been having a hard time getting pregnant (she’s been avoiding sex because of her cystitis pain, her fear of getting another UTI, and besides, the weight gain is making her feel ashamed of her body.)

Jean isn’t even sure she still wants to try for a pregnancy right now because her fatigue makes her afraid she won’t be able to handle being a mother.

If only Jean had been aware of natural, effective homeopathic medicines that have been known for centuries for their ability to uproot urinary tract infections without side effects or antibiotic fallout!

That’s what this course is for.

“Competence and integrity…these are words that best describe Joette Calabrese as a classical homeopathic practitioner and educator.”

“Joette Calabrese is one of those rare practitioners who combine profound expertise in her field — the practice of Homeopathy — with profound understanding of the laws of good nutrition.”

“Joette Calabrese is a highly qualified tutor on staff at the British Institute of Homeopathy. In my association with her as a colleague and as director, I find her to be a committed, experienced and enthusiastic homeopath worthy of distinction. The British Institute is honored to be associated with Joette.”

I believe that education is most effective (and fun) when it incorporates various senses and styles.

By taking my courses, you’ll be getting a truly multi-sensory experience of learning.

  • You’ll get text-based materials: A PDF of the webinar slides that you can print out and use for taking notes
  • Auditory material: You can listen to each class over and over again as often as you like
  • Visual material: We put effort into making the classes visually appealing and try to use imagery that helps you learn and remember
  • We encourage you to write out the most important information that we give you in your own hand-writing – this technique has been shown to aid in learning and remembering information
  • I teach through descriptive techniques such as story-telling, as well as in a more linear step-by-step instructional way, and I include sample case studies as an example of how to put it all together
  • I teach both practical, use-it-right-now methods, as well as try to give you a deeper understanding of the underlying philosophy of homeopathy
  • I incorporate student questions into the learning experience.
  • Access to our private Facebook group for robust discussions with fellow students and students of my other online courses. This group is actively monitored by my team and access to it is limited to students who have completed any of my courses. Discuss homeopathy without fear of spam or advertising, with only students of my courses.
  • Each active student will have access to a special resource page
    • Each webinar on demand 24/7
    • Special downloads, info-graphics, the special credentials to access OHM Pharma to purchase your remedies at a discount

New – A time stamp index of every condition across all 5 webinars allowing for the quick search and then immediate access to the exact webinar slide where the original or continued discussion took place.

You will learn clear, easy-to-follow protocols that teach you how to treat infections both as acute and chronic conditions.

Believe me: Take this course and these kinds of quotes will no longer cause anxiety and fear.

“One of the greatest threats to public health is the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria…this is due to the misuse and overuse of antibiotics.”

“Are you ready for a world without antibiotics? Antibiotics are a bedrock of modern medicine. But in the very near future, we’re going to have to learn to live without them once again. And it’s going to get nasty.”

My Story Cont.

Most of you know my story … I suffered throughout my early childhood from allergies and was subjected to almost every allopathic medicine during that time, including weekly shots (20 at a time).

I could not, would not, flat out refused to allow my children to go through that hell! So, I searched.


I began studying classical homeopathy in earnest about 30 years ago.

I wished every day that there was a more simplified, faster way to not only learn the volumes of works, but to finally distill it to “The” perfect remedy.

Alas. Sometimes I did, but too often, I didn’t. I beseeched my teachers. I combed through old homeopathic literature. I studied.

Inch by inch, year by year, I discovered this or that protocol such as Arnica 200 for head injuries or Rhus tox for stiff neck, but it wasn’t until I met with the Drs. Banerji that I was able to say I found the full measure of homeopathy.

Today, my repertory and several materia medicas have their place on my desk.  But I’ve memorized so many protocols that they are only my back-up when a case has perplexed me.

This, my friends, is why I teach homeopathy in this most practical method.

As a mother, who has time to study this great medicine in depth? If you have, then I urge you onward.

But don’t expect protocols to come forth easily. For me, and countless other homeopaths across the globe, it is/was time-consuming and often agonizingly slow.

So, join me in my world of homeopathy with velocity. You’ll be able to learn the protocols and use them with confidence!

I respect those who swear by their EO, supplements, detox diets, vitamin therapy, extreme dieting, and every other natural method.

They may offer some relief.

Homeopathy is real medicine, formulary maintained and enforced by our own FDA, with over 200 years of clinical data available.


References to the latest cutting-edge research can be found on my website.


Once I saw, felt, heard, learned what homeopathy could do – there was no turning back. I knew this was the answer.

I had a safe, efficacious alternative solution that would allow me to raise my now adult children with only homeopathy. No allopathic medicines involved (not even aspirin).

Now imagine this is you. It really is doable!

What comes with the course?

Potential Reasons You Think You Should Not Take This Course:

She is right; it is not classical. I will not cast aspersions on classical homeopaths – however, I will tell you, if you want to take control of your own health and the health of your children by becoming the healer in your home using efficacious, reproducible, simple practical protocols – this is the only way!

If you accept the benefits of homeopathy – but see it as too complicated a medicine to study in depth – this is the only way! Practical Homeopathy®, reproducible efficacious results, with easy-to-learn practical protocols

Join me in my world of homeopathy with velocity. You’ll be able to learn the protocols and use them with confidence!

This is the medicine you thought you were getting from your family doctor. I raised my three boys to adulthood with only homeopathy and pig-headed determination. And yes, they never received a single antibiotic. EVER!

All study materials will be available 24/7 for you to study from the comfort of your living room on your time.

Yes, the initial purchase may be a financial stretch for some – however, with the protocols in hand, your lifetime savings in co-pays will pay for the course while the lifetime savings to your health will prove invaluable.

I understand this might not be your time. The clients that I consult with are special; they share a common character trait – they have suffered long, “tried everything,” been frustrated with only little successes, and land at my door with no other alternative left to try.

This course aims to teach you my methods for addressing common, everyday family bacterial infections.

By learning how to do this at home, you can avoid the overuse of antibiotics (reserving their use for truly life-threatening conditions) and enjoy vibrant health free from what I refer to as antibiotic fallout.
Simply put, this course is designed to get you out ahead of all the conditions that I help to resolve in the other courses.
Imagine, no food allergies, no eczema, no female problems…

Are You Ready To Start?

Jump in and start watching and start your family on the path of Antibiotic Alternative life style with homeopathy!

Benjamin Franklin said something 250 years ago that still rings true today. I believe this quote, and my free infographic, should be on everyone’s refrigerator:

“If you think knowledge is expensive, try ignorance.”

You have some choices:

Are you going to travel down the conventional medical conveyor belt?

Or, attempt to climb by yourself the alternative medicine paradigm ladder with you and/or your children’s precious health in the balance?

Or, are you going leap ahead, start using the medicine you have been searching for (the medicine you thought you were getting from your doctor) and take back your God-given right to be the healthcare provider in your family?

Vision isn’t easy. As a result, many of you will let this opportunity to…

  • Gain Confidence
  • Gain Competence
  • Gain Pride
  • Gain Freedom from worry, and doubt.
  • Take control back from the insensitive medical establishment. Interact with them on your terms.

… slip through your fingers and live to regret it. In this case, I will make it easy for you not to let this one pass you by.

I am offering a simple, interest-free payment plan and a no-risk, 100% money back guarantee.

A final comment to all my alumni:

This is the course that will allow you to get out ahead of all the conditions dealt with in my other courses.
Good Gut Bad Gut, Skin: The Ugly Truth, Feminopathy, and Allergic?!

This is the foundational course.

If you haven’t taken any of these courses, not to fear.
20 years ago may have been the best time to start living without antibiotics – if you didn’t, you are not alone – but the fact that you are here… why not start now?!

Why are you Counting on Modern Medicine?

The Antibiotic Alternative

Balance your bugs without the drugs:
How homeopathy can help you avoid antibiotic fallout and strengthen
immunity in everyday family life
Practical proven protocols giving you the efficacious, safe
homeopathic alternative to Antibiotics

My offer to you is risk-free.


Practical Homeopathy will, upon request via, issue a refund if the request is made within 24 hours of purchase and the title has not been watched for more than 2 hours.

You can request a refund for nearly any purchase on Practical Homeopathy – for any reason. Maybe you purchased a course by mistake or maybe, after watching an hour of a course video, you felt it was not right for you.

There are more details but even if you fall outside of the refund rules described here, you can still request a refund, and we’ll take a look.

Don’t let this chance pass you by and live to regret it.

Are You Ready To Start?

Jump in and start watching and start your family on the path of Antibiotic Alternative life style with homeopathy!

A Bonus for Those New to Homeopathy

Remember when I said at the beginning that this course is for you, even if you know very little about homeopathy?

Here’s why: I am including a 5-part, pre-recorded PowerPoint presentation entitled: Intro to Homeopathy and Banerji Approach to Homeopathy.

Once you are enrolled in the course, you will be provided a link to a special page where you will be able to watch the presentation as many times as you wish.

Each student who watches these five 10-20 minute presentations will come away with a better understanding of the theory and history of homeopathy.

Now, no worries. You will have a better grasp of homeopathy so that you can begin this course and hit the ground running.

My offer to you is risk-free.

Join the class for the first webinar, then try and convince yourself to stop.

Don’t wait until tomorrow. Things to be done tomorrow are frequently not done at all.

Now, while this letter is before you, simply click this link.

If you believe in homeopathy, if you dislike the allopathic option, if intuitively, you are simply looking for another way…this is the time.

This is the moment.

You will not find this material anywhere else. (Unless you can get a fellowship and want to travel to India!).

Please join me and let me guide you on this journey toward optimal health.


What type of mother are you?

Then this course is for YOU. Click Here to register and get started now!

Then this course is NOT for you.

I you are like me, and you do want to be the healer in your family and avoid the antibiotic fallout…

Please join me and let me guide you on this journey toward optimal health – Joette

Join me, register, then come back and Google these headlines. Rest assured you’ll be properly prepared


  • “Disease resistance to antibiotics at tipping point, expert warns”
  • “Giving antibiotics to babies may lead to obesity, researchers claim”
  • “Antibiotics becoming ineffective at treating some child infections”
  • “Antibiotics leave children ‘more likely to contract drug-resistant infections”
  • “Antibiotic Shortages: A Serious Safety Concern”
  • “Common Antibiotics May Cause Severe Side Effects”
  • “Certain Antibiotics May Increase Risk of Birth Defects”
  • “Antibiotics Can Kill You: How I Survived the Wrong Rx”

The conventional medical authorities are panicking.
They’ve painted themselves into a corner by creating a dependence on pharmaceutical antibiotics, and now their drugs are failing them. 

But you can free yourself from that frightening and over-crowded corner.

I’ve been writing about the dangers of antibiotics for years.
Here are a few quotes from various articles I’ve written for my blog and for the Wise Traditions Journal:

“Along with vaccines, antibiotic therapy is one of the cornerstones of modern medicine. And yet, even research published in mainstream medical journals consistently cautions against their excessive use. There is escalating evidence that the use of antibiotics, no matter how many decades previous, often plays a leading role in the development of conditions such as colitis, food intolerances, behavioral problems, and joint conditions such as ankylosing spondolitis and rheumatoid arthritis.”

“One of the most important goals and that which is the hallmark of homeopathy’s ability to work on us, is to keep an acute illness from turning into a chronic one. Because if we get an acute illness such as an ear infection and we treat it with antibiotics, it is very likely that your infection will return. And then we treat it with antibiotics again. It’s likely to return again. Because we’ve not rooted out the propensity for ear infections. We’ve not addressed the essence of the problem. All we’ve done is kill bugs.
This is where homeopathy surpasses modern medicine and in contrast, often makes modern medicine look almost foolish.”

“Although using an antibiotic may seem the only solution, it is instead, often shortsighted. Now, that is if we use an antibiotic for let’s say urinary tract infection or ear infection, set your watch, folks, or refer to your date or your calendar because it’s likely, and I mean very likely, that it will return. And why? Because the infection wasn’t cured with the antibiotic. Instead, the symptoms were treated. The bugs were killed. The bacteria were killed. But not all of them, and when they mutate and come back for that next skirmish, they return with more virulence.

So, one of the greatest threats to our health, I believe, is that we are susceptible to more serious conditions after the use of drugs. One lone urinary tract infection too frequently turns into repetitive urinary tract infections, met with, of course, antibiotics that suppresses the symptoms and drives the illness to a deeper state. And sometimes, after years of these kinds of treatments, we see interstitial cystitis. In fact, if you met anyone who has interstitial cystitis, just ask them their history. The history almost is a slam dunk for repeated urinary tract infections met with antibiotics. Had the antibiotic been forgone the first time, and instead homeopathy had been used, the one and only UTI would have been just that, only one UTI.”

“By offering a drug – this is the way I see it anyway – by offering a drug when you’re sick, it’s like kicking the person when they’re down. It’s an oversimplified method and now in the last few years with increasing evidence, it is known even in conventional medical circles that it is a dangerous one. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not altogether advocating for the elimination of all antibiotics on the market. But to use them for something that is mild, particularly otitis media, sore throats, conjunctivitis, acne, boils, I think it’s stupid. Yes, stupid. It’s not a word I use very often. It reminds me of grammar school. But to be honest, it is.”

Here's what others are saying:

“Beyond the problem of antibiotic resistance, however, are the long term effects of even a single round of antibiotics. The expectation in the health community that you can just fix the damage with probiotics and/or fermented foods and that gut flora magically returns to normal seems to be far from accurate.

Evidence is now emerging from multiple sources that gut flora may actually be permanently altered by drugs or, at the very least, the damage persists for several years.

The Journal Microbiology, for instancereports that the generally acknowledged precept that use of antibiotics only causes disruption of the gut flora for a few weeks is highly flawed.

Gut flora does not quickly return to normal after a round of antibiotics.

Even a short course of antibiotics can lead to resistant bacterial populations taking up residence in the gut that persist for up to 4 years – maybe even longer (source)

The bottom line is that drug based antibiotics really should only be used for life threatening situations – as a last resort if you will.”