Liam Pierce, 14, from Gloucester, who thanks to a hypnotherapist, has been cured of his addiction to tomato based foods. A schoolboy who lived on a diet of tomato-based foods for ten years has finally eaten a proper meal - after being hypnotised to overcome his bizarre fear of food. See NTI story NTITOMATO. Liam Pierce, 14, hasn't been able to look at a vegetable without feeling sick since he choked on a pea when he was aged two. The childhood trauma caused Liam to become addicted to tomato-based products, and he would get through more than three bottles of ketchup a week. He was even forced to skip school lunches after classmates teased him about his daily diet of Heinz beans and spaghetti. At home he would smother his food in ketchup and eat an entire 250g pack of cherry tomatoes every night as a snack. He also scoffed his way through up to ten cans of tomato soup a week. His distraught parents desperately tried to wean their son off tomatoes but every attempt failed and they would catch Liam covering his meals with ketchup. Liam, of Abbeymead, Gloucester, was finally cured of his addiction and fear of other non-tomato foods after he underwent hypnotherapy sessions. After just one hour-long session with hypnotherapist David Kilmurry, Liam tucked into roast vegetables - without any sauce of tomatoes on the plate.