Hey, I just thought of something: have you ever experimented with avurveyda to cool down your body? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayurveda
It's an ancient Hindu way of health that parallels many modern findings as well as a great deal of ancient Chinese medicine. The part of it you may enjoy in particular is the three doshas, or to simplify, body types. Each type has a tolerance level for heat and cold, both in ambient surroundings and food. Spices play a large role.
When I looked into it a little deeper, I discovered that, yes, I did actually crave "cooler" foods in the summer and "warmer" foods in the winter. Even the spices I chose reflected this. That's where the phrase "warming/heating spices" comes from, if you've ever heard of it. It's why I don't care much for cinnamon; it's a warming spice. I crave hot chilis, which seem like a "hot" spice but they actually cool the body by opening pores, vasodilation, and an anti-inflammatory effect. That's why you sweat when you eat them. Here's a brief list: http://www.myhealthybalance.com/2010/03 ... and-herbs/
If you're not sure which dosha you are (most people are a blend but have a leaning towards one in particular), here's a couple quick tests to compare:http://ayurvedadosha.org/doshas/ayurveda-dosha-testhttp://doshaquiz.chopra.com/
(This one has an additional short test at the top in the orange button that recommends steps to take to balance out.)http://tridosha.com/self-test
I am a Pitta-Vata with a giant emphasis on Pitta. I talk/think fast, get bored and burnt out easily, have a volcano of energy from dawn to dusk when I am healthy, am a mesomorph, need to keep moving, and hate hot temperatures with a passion. Where's my smoothie?